Hi, 15 Words-or-Less-ers! Merry Christmas Eve, if you’re celebrating!
Ready to wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less? (guidelines here)
Here’s a picture I took at the theater where we saw So You Think You Can Dance Thanksgiving weekend. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but those colored crystals make up grapes and pears and other fruits. I don’t think I had ever noticed those before.
Photo: Laura P. Salas
This image makes me think of:
- gaudy jewelry, especially the Empress Carlotta episode on the old Dick Van Dyke channel
- the individual immunity necklace on Survivor
- how sometimes a bright light (or obvious thing) draws your attention away from the real beauty nearby
And, here’s my draft. I actually did a few drafts this week and spent 10 minutes or so on this–much more involved than my usual quick jot. But I had the idea of a cave with bats all over the walls. But because of the bright, stark light used for a cave tour, you don’t even see the walls; they fade into the blackground (I like that made-up word: blackground). I tried a few different things–this was actually my fourth try at a draft. Whew!
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!