Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Randy and I went to see Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot perform a couple of weeks ago. The stage design was very simple, with these long skinny triangles of fabric stretched taut in the background. Different colored lights dreamily came on and off during part of the concert, and when the red lights came on, it felt like the band and audience were trapped inside the mouth of a beast gnashing its bloody red teeth (I know!). And I’ve been watching Shark Week shows this week, which feels extra appropriate…
This image makes me think of:
1) obviously, being eaten by a giant beast!
2) searchlights in the sky
3) a crowd gathered around a burning building
And here’s my?first draft. Somehow, when it came time to write my poem, I saw flowers and fireworks rather than something more predatory.
Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>) If you leave a poem in the comments, and if it’s 15 words or less, I’ll try to respond!
NOTE: My sister Patty is up in Minnesota visiting me for a week! Today, we’re going to the gym, meeting my older daughter, Annabelle, for tacos, and going to an improv comedy show–whee! So, I don’t know whether I’ll be home long enough to comment on poems this week. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, but no promises.