Howdy, folks! I’m taking part in Ed Decaria’s Madness Poetry this year, and today is the last day for voting in Round 1. I’m pitted against Lissa Clouser, and we both had to write poems using the word “coordinates.” Lissa’s poem is lovely, and we both had similar themes but with different approaches. Would be grateful if you went here to read the two poems and vote for your favorite! (Voting ends at 8:30 US Eastern Time today, March 8, 2018.) And perhaps you’ll want to go to some other match-ups and vote, too! You’ll see other kitlitosphere folks you know, like Michelle Kogan, Matt Forrest Esenwine, Charles Waters, and more. It’s a fun way to try to bring poetry to more people, so if you like the idea of this, please share it widely with educators and other friends. Thanks so much:>)
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.
I would tell you more about this photo…except I can’t remember where I took it! Maybe it will come back to me!
This image makes me think of several things:
- sidewalk chalk art
- The Snow Queen (see the shard of ice in the eye?)
- a sunflower
And here’s my first draft. I saw rows of tulips popping up below the eye, and here’s what it brought to mind:
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)