The Arch [15 words or less poems]

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  Here’s one more pic from St. Louis on my ILA trip. This, of course, is the Arch! I had fun zipping to the top of it. Nice to see at least one historic/touristy thing in each city I visit for conferences:>) This picture makes me think of: 1) Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (haven’t read this book since I was a kid) 2) skateboarding–and my historic fall on Christmas Day when I was about 11 and got a skateboard 3) time travel And here’s my first draft. Ah, memories…    It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!  (Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)   Note: I am trying to dig myself out of the hole made by spending lots of time with Maddie this past month before she headed off to Scotland for 2–3 years. She left Sunday and is off on a grand adventure to make the world a better place! Meanwhile, my house and writing schedule are in a worse place due to my neglect. So I’m on an official SMacation–pretty much no social media for me. I hope you’ll all enjoy writing poems today, but I’ll be sitting this one out and digging into the new website that I’m working on. And behind on.  

22 Responses

  1. St. Louis Arch

    Show strings
    Taking Tying Tangling

    looping lasing
    inside out
    show strings


    Poem by Jessica Bigi
    when you start your new sight will all of us still get to join in your actives?

  2. Laura, enjoy your SMacation, and I’m happy to hear you had special time with Maddie. The empty nest syndrome is another hurdle in life’s time passages and both sad and happy emotions fight for a place in your heart. Your verse for today reminds me of growing up on “ancient” roller skates with a metal key to tighten them onto my shoes and finding the best hill on which exhibit my skills, or lack thereof!

    Kite Strings, Heart Strings

    Crossing paths
    reaching new heights
    togetherness for
    comfort, courage
    then separation
    for life’s flight.

  3. St. Louis Arch

    Shoe strings
    Taking tying Tangling

    looping lasing
    inside out
    shoe strings


    Poem by Jessica Bigi
    when you start your new sight will all of us still get to join in your actives?

    1. Jessica, I really like the image of shoe laces and the flashback to a first lesson for a child, especially the hugs.

    1. I love the images of the captures ‘pieces of sky’ butterfly’s’ and white feathers 🙂

  4. Gateway

    Stainless steel Colossus,
    Legs planted riverside,
    Guiding westward journeys,
    Framing new frontiers.

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