Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
I went to a Rush concert last week in St. Paul. Wow. I’m only a casual Rush fan (I love their smart lyrics, and I love the challenge of playing drums to Rush songs on Rock Band–holy moly), but it was awesome. Anyway, during one song, Geddy Lee had the entire audience of maybe 15,000 people clapping together, and there were all sorts of colored lights, and the energy was so high that it felt like all of us in the audience became a single animal, and that clap felt like our heartbeat. My chest was reverberating with the bass. So I kind of wrote my 15 Words or Less Poem in that moment and had Randy take a picture later. That’s backward for me. Usually, I take a picture, see what it makes me think of, and then write a poem. Oh, well. Good to shake things up every now and then, right?
This image makes me think of:
1) rhythmic gymnastics with the ribbons (Have you seen boxer Terry Crews’ lip-sync battle to A Thousand Miles, with the rhythmic gymnastics? Hysterical.
2) ice cream sundae
3) alien spaceship
And here’s my?first draft.
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!