6 Nov 2011

Cosmic Balance And The Number Seven

Three, balanced on each side
of one central pivot;
seven days in a week,
seven stars, seven souls,
or seven deadly sins
in a rainbow's colours,
on seven continents.

'The Pleiades', is an unusual poetic form. It's aptly named: the seven lines can be said to represent the seven sisters, and the six syllables represent the nearly invisible nature of one sister.It is the subject of the post on Imaginary Garden today.
But seven measures many things, which set me thinking... and made me totally miss the fact that each line should have started with the same letter - sorry, peoples!

We can't get away from numbers. On this sixth day of November here are 160 characters for Monkey Man  which focus on the number five!

"Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder and treason should ever be forgot" thanks to Guy Fawkes!


  1. You have followed a very interesting train of numbers here, Jinksy.

  2. How's this for an interesting snippet I found on the internet about the number seven?

    "The number 7 is ruled by Kethu which is a significator for wisdom. The 7 born are usually religious and inclined to be great thinkers and philosophers."

  3. huh intriguing the convergence on seven...

  4. Love both. Had never heard of the Pleiades. Thanks for including a 160 as a part of your post.

  5. Wonderful use of the number 7 in a Pleiades poem, Jinksy. You are great at thinking outside the box.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Wonderful thoughts --
    --but what of the 1st sunrise on the 1st day
    the last sunset on the last(7th) night

  7. The number seven is also the biblical number of perfection. I enjoyed your post!

  8. A magical write. So much significance in "7."

  9. I enjoyed your poem...
    am new to writing poetry in precise
    forms and how to take liberties.
    This is free flowing and fun.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine.

  10. Never mind the beginning letter of the poem-we poets are all about bending the rules! I enjoyed the confluence of 7s. Quite mystical.

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  12. who cares about the form anyway, you have a totally unique take on the assignment: a praise to 7. I'm sure the sisters would approve.

  13. Now I understand why they call Seven a magical, powerful number. I understand it a little better. :)

    Arnab Majumdar

  14. What fun- I keep mulling over a 'numbers' piece.
    I like the mystical feel! Thanks-

  15. 7-up! Guy Fawkes seems to be celebrated from October 20 - November whenever round my way! And then again at New ruddy Year...!!

  16. ah dear Jinksy... please watch, for inspiration, the number seven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTSBFb_GR4

  17. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who made that mistake...