Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.
The Paris Catacombs are…overwhelming. So many bones. So many emotions: sadness, horror, reverence, acceptance, melancholy. We had gone to a bone chapel in Austria a few years ago, but that was tiny. The Catacombs feel endless. Besides being part of the interesting history of Paris, they are definitely a place that inspires thoughtfulness about our own mortality. This image makes me think of several things:
- buried pirate treasure
- cemeteries and why they feel so peaceful
- trees (I’m not sure why)
And here’s my first draft. I did not want to stay with the actual Catacombs for my poem. I wrote about an imaginary tree and focused on those lonely long O sounds.
It’s your turn! See what pops into YOUR mind, and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)