[15 words or less poems] Foamy

15 Words or Less Poems


Photo: Laura Purdie Salas

Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!

I’m on hiatus, but I’m posting pictures on Thursdays so you all can still participate if you want to:>)

Here’s what?this picture?makes me think of:

1)?A log cabin
2) The ball pit at McDonald’s (I don’t know why)
3) Eavesdropping on my big sisters when I was a kid

And here’s my poem first draft:

Through the Cracks
I press closer.
Beyond the dry, grey fence:
My sisters
My future
Myself
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

What do you think of when you look at this picture? Take any quick idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme or describe this picture. It’s just about whatever you think of when you look at it.

40 Responses

  1. I BUILT IT

    Just a few rocks,
    not much to see,
    they’re stones to you…
    Stonehenge to me.

    - ? 2013, Matt Forrest Esenwine

  2. I BUILT IT

    Just a few rocks,
    not much to see,
    they’re stones to you…
    Stonehenge to me.

    - ? 2013, Matt Forrest Esenwine

  3. Paint Chart Blues

    188 blues
    yet none of them
    come close to
    matching her
    undertones.

    © Diane Mayr

  4. Paint Chart Blues

    188 blues
    yet none of them
    come close to
    matching her
    undertones.

    © Diane Mayr

  5. SHOPPING SPREE

    My regret too late-
    this paperweight
    is holding me accountable
    to bills of big ammountables.

  6. SHOPPING SPREE

    My regret too late-
    this paperweight
    is holding me accountable
    to bills of big ammountables.

  7. ESCAPE

    Tight, teal prison
    woos me to hide,
    but ocean offers
    out
    on the tide.

    © Andria W. Rosenbaum

  8. ESCAPE

    Tight, teal prison
    woos me to hide,
    but ocean offers
    out
    on the tide.

    © Andria W. Rosenbaum

  9. Trek to Lake Michigan

    Bubbly black tar
    sticks to toes;
    sand burns,
    hot as coals:
    plunge in,
    dive below.

  10. Trek to Lake Michigan

    Bubbly black tar
    sticks to toes;
    sand burns,
    hot as coals:
    plunge in,
    dive below.

  11. Rain-washed rocks
    Shift just enough
    Perfect peep hole
    For passing notes
    To friends

    1. Have you ever seen Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream? They have a goofy play-within-a-play about Pyramus and Thisbe, young Greek lovers who whisper through a chink in the wall. Yours is friendlier, though. 🙂

  12. Rain-washed rocks
    Shift just enough
    Perfect peep hole
    For passing notes
    To friends

    1. Have you ever seen Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream? They have a goofy play-within-a-play about Pyramus and Thisbe, young Greek lovers who whisper through a chink in the wall. Yours is friendlier, though. 🙂

  13. Good morning, all. But to Laura: Oh my. Your poem took my breath away. I am in love with this one: the words, the pacing, the captured vision and memory. I see what you see through your words. Thank you.

  14. Good morning, all. But to Laura: Oh my. Your poem took my breath away. I am in love with this one: the words, the pacing, the captured vision and memory. I see what you see through your words. Thank you.

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