Eros [15 words or less poems]

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Giant Eros sculpture at MIA Photo: Laura P. Salas
Giant Eros sculpture at MIA Photo: Laura P. Salas

15WOLs

Continuing my reliving of this past Father’s Day, we admired the big Eros sculpture outside of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. I could swear I featured a photo of this sculpture years ago, with someone looking out of one of the eyes. But I can’t find it. And now that it’s right here practically in my back yard, I feel compelled to share it again:>) It makes me think of:

1) Kleenex the size of king-sized bed sheets
2) What would a plastic surgeon do about those cracks?
3) Who gave me a split lip?

And here’s my?first draft.

After-Beach-Day

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82 Responses

  1. The giant, chasing Jack’s smell,
    took a tumble and fell.
    Alas! Now he’s feeling unwell.

  2. The giant, chasing Jack’s smell,
    took a tumble and fell.
    Alas! Now he’s feeling unwell.

  3. Laura,
    Great contrast here. From painful bursts to fluid-like movement. Beautiful, in an unexpected way. Hard to explain in words. I really like this one a lot. Well done, creative lady! Your poetry brain is definitely awake!

  4. Laura,
    Great contrast here. From painful bursts to fluid-like movement. Beautiful, in an unexpected way. Hard to explain in words. I really like this one a lot. Well done, creative lady! Your poetry brain is definitely awake!

    1. That nose just begged for a sneezing poem, didn’t it? Love your splatter/shatter.

    1. That nose just begged for a sneezing poem, didn’t it? Love your splatter/shatter.

  5. No, Really

    “You crack me up,”
    Said Literal Fred.
    Never knowing
    Why his nose bled…

    By Donna JT Smith

    Sorry! Had to give it one more go!

  6. No, Really

    “You crack me up,”
    Said Literal Fred.
    Never knowing
    Why his nose bled…

    By Donna JT Smith

    Sorry! Had to give it one more go!

  7. Amazing how you took a nasty, peeling sunburn and turned it into graceful “jellyfish ribbons.”

    From a giant nose,
    a giant sneeze
    spreading droplets
    and a breeze.

    1. This makes me picture this nose over Whoville, and how its sneeze would produce a whole catastrophic weather system there:>)

  8. Amazing how you took a nasty, peeling sunburn and turned it into graceful “jellyfish ribbons.”

    From a giant nose,
    a giant sneeze
    spreading droplets
    and a breeze.

    1. This makes me picture this nose over Whoville, and how its sneeze would produce a whole catastrophic weather system there:>)

  9. Laura, the picture makes me think of the worry a granddaughter experienced during a visit to the Petrified Forest, expressing concern for her outcome.

    Giant Sentry

    Hollow eyes, nostrils
    see all, smell all;
    curfew for visitors
    enforced at nightfall.
    Easy-peasy!

  10. Laura, the picture makes me think of the worry a granddaughter experienced during a visit to the Petrified Forest, expressing concern for her outcome.

    Giant Sentry

    Hollow eyes, nostrils
    see all, smell all;
    curfew for visitors
    enforced at nightfall.
    Easy-peasy!

  11. Thunder grows, wind blows
    Fear shows, the storm rose
    From the horrible nose-
    ah-CHOO!
    gross…

    1. I must be rested after my company…Amelia’s poem was the prompt for this:

      Who knew?

      Sky bowler
      sneezed
      Causing thunder and
      breeze…
      Cleanup in aisle 7,
      please!

  12. Thunder grows, wind blows
    Fear shows, the storm rose
    From the horrible nose-
    ah-CHOO!
    gross…

    1. I must be rested after my company…Amelia’s poem was the prompt for this:

      Who knew?

      Sky bowler
      sneezed
      Causing thunder and
      breeze…
      Cleanup in aisle 7,
      please!

  13. I’ve been so busy with my book release that I haven’t been participating in 15 words…even though I miss it. But when this landed in my Inbox I couldn’t help but be nosy. And then when I read the poems today, they sent me off and running (sort of like a nose 🙂 ).

    So many fun ones today. And I have to admit…thinking of jellyfish ribbons is sort of gross in the coolest way. It’s the perfect description of peeling lips! Nice!

    I have two.

    Stop-n-Smell

    The bigger the nose
    the sweeter the rose.

    Penny Parker Klostermann 2015

    Hire Us-We Won’t Blow the Case

    We’re nostrils from the nosiest nose?
    We sniff out booglars.
    We stop them.
    We’re pros.

    Penny Parker Klostermann 2015

  14. I’ve been so busy with my book release that I haven’t been participating in 15 words…even though I miss it. But when this landed in my Inbox I couldn’t help but be nosy. And then when I read the poems today, they sent me off and running (sort of like a nose 🙂 ).

    So many fun ones today. And I have to admit…thinking of jellyfish ribbons is sort of gross in the coolest way. It’s the perfect description of peeling lips! Nice!

    I have two.

    Stop-n-Smell

    The bigger the nose
    the sweeter the rose.

    Penny Parker Klostermann 2015

    Hire Us-We Won’t Blow the Case

    We’re nostrils from the nosiest nose?
    We sniff out booglars.
    We stop them.
    We’re pros.

    Penny Parker Klostermann 2015

  15. This picture makes me think of caves and how
    a spelunker might be tempted to enter.

    A Spelunker’s Nightmare

    Help! I’m trapped!
    I can’t get free.
    I hope that someone
    rescues me.

    1. Spelunking always sounds cool, but then when we occasionally visit caves and hear the guides talk about how they were discovered, explored, crawled through in tiny spaces, etc., I think, “Eh. Maybe not.” :>)

    2. how true makes me this of the people tripped in the ice caves this past winter byt they wear worn not to go in them wonderful lesson in this poem

  16. This picture makes me think of caves and how
    a spelunker might be tempted to enter.

    A Spelunker’s Nightmare

    Help! I’m trapped!
    I can’t get free.
    I hope that someone
    rescues me.

    1. Spelunking always sounds cool, but then when we occasionally visit caves and hear the guides talk about how they were discovered, explored, crawled through in tiny spaces, etc., I think, “Eh. Maybe not.” :>)

    2. how true makes me this of the people tripped in the ice caves this past winter byt they wear worn not to go in them wonderful lesson in this poem

  17. It’s my daughter’s birthday today, and I baked blueberry muffins (that I’m sure that nose could detect across the miles…)

    No(se) Surprise

    breakfast baking
    scrumptious smell
    berry muffins?
    (nose can tell.)

  18. It’s my daughter’s birthday today, and I baked blueberry muffins (that I’m sure that nose could detect across the miles…)

    No(se) Surprise

    breakfast baking
    scrumptious smell
    berry muffins?
    (nose can tell.)

  19. earth quacks
    downy blizzards
    bellowing echoing
    scattering running
    A Chou A Chou
    million feathery
    germs sailing

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

  20. earth quacks
    downy blizzards
    bellowing echoing
    scattering running
    A Chou A Chou
    million feathery
    germs sailing

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

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