Photo: Laura Purdie Salas
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
I love this sculpture?inside a building in downtown Minneapolis. I don’t usually like art of people, but abstractions like this are fun. It makes me think of:
1) Decorated skulls and bones in Europe
2) The framework of a skyscraper
3) An X‑ray
And here’s my poem first draft:
I Am Art
my steel skeleton,
I tip my hat
–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.
I’m teaching at a Young Authors Conference all week and won’t be able to comment on your poems. I hope you have fun with them!