Photo: Randy Salas
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
I took this picture a few days ago on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I was gathering lots?of images of water in various forms to use in materials related to my forthcoming book, Water Can Be…. The temps were below zero the whole time, and I decided I?needed to try the boiling-water-into-snow activity.? This is the cloud of snow created as I flung a mugful of boiling water off the balcony. Cool!?Here are?3 things this photo makes me think of:
1)?What if a whole lake boiled and then burst into snow like this?
2)?the song/video for Cloud Busting, by Kate Bush
3) a giant creating a snowstorm over a tiny village
And here’s my first draft.
He snorts snowy clouds,
hurls his?icy exhale,
buries? the village below
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Now it’s your turn! Have fun? and stick to? 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)?
P.S. I’m at a school visit today, but I’ll read and comment on poems. It just might not be until this weekend:>)