Eyebrows [15 Words or Less]

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. 

Randy Chalk Art Festival
Photo: Laura P. Salas

At that chalk festival, there were a few large-scale works on boards, so I made Randy stand by one. Life imitates art:>) This image makes me think of several things:

  1. Eyebrows are weird things
  2. I love image filters–they change an image so much
  3. The Mirror Crack’d

And here’s my first draft.

eyebrows 15wol


It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)

PS: Though I haven’t been Commenting on poems this month, I have been reading them, loving them, and appreciating your kind comments both to me and to each other. Miss you guys!

Please note: My daughter Maddie is in town for June before heading back overseas to continue her mission work. Whee! But that means I am not on my blog much. I basically won’t be responding to poems in June, but I’ll continue sharing image prompts so that you can still play. Have fun!





23 Responses

  1. My eye was on the moustache.…

    Moustache Panache

    Lobster antennae -
    Whichever it is
    It’s nasal high -
    Nigh on to poking
    My eye!

    by Donna JT Smith

    1. Such a clever collection of words here: “lobster antennae? nasal high? (then) poking my eye!”

    2. I love where you went with that ridiculous moustache. High/nigh/eye — what fun.

    3. Donna, great comparison between butterfly and lobster and the word poke takes me back to my southern roots (which I still maintain). There is a poke in the eye and a brown paper bag was a poke!

    4. I’m old! “Mustache” was not the correct way to spell “moustache” until after I was married! I still spell it that way! Same thing is happening with “doughnut/donut”, btw.

      “Moustache is almost universal in British English while mustache predominates in American English, although the third edition of Webster (1961), which gives moustache as the principal headword spelling. Later editions of Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (from the 1973 eighth edition) give mustache.”

  2. What a fun picture. Randy’s matching expression cracks me up, which doesn’t explain how I came up with a conversation gone wrong. Sorry, but I cheated with hyphens.

    … I’ve Nothing More to Say

    I feel your glare,
    your bug-eyed-stare,
    ready to pounce
    on my next word.
    Rest assured …

  3. Good morning all. Great photo Laura, and kudos to Randy for making it so. Since we are still at the chalk festival, I continue to be stuck in photo-bombing mode.

    Not During My Time

    Dali here
    something’s awry
    photo bombing?
    wrong decade
    nice try!

  4. That mustache is eye catching, Donna, but I noticed the eyes. (And I didn’t know you could spell moustache two ways!)


    Don’t have to stare,
    I’m well aware.
    And yes, you’re right.
    My hair’s a fright!

    1. The eyes caught my eye too. What a fun rhyme about a problem for everyone. Your third line’s my favorite, a clever transition.

  5. This photo is delicious! Both faces are so expressive. And the background caught my eye.


    Three arches rise:
    The rainbow wears its wonder.
    Your eyebrows wonder how.

    1. Buffy, love that you commented on the background and its rainbow of colors.

    2. I love how softly stated your poem is, and that the colors of the background led you to a rainbow. Your second line is my favorite. I imagine a child in the third line, seeing a rainbow for the first time.

  6. Poem By Jessica Bigi

    Eager Elon Poe
    did you say dulling
    duos with eraser laches
    un-scribble my swirling

  7. *Dali’s mustache looks like a quill without feathers, hence the poem*

    Plastic tubes of ink
    are healing balms for
    draining your thoughts
    onto paper.

    © Charles Waters 2017 all rights reserved.

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