Fruity Bath? [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.  I have missed you guys a lot on all these various weeks I haven’t been home to comment!

Photo: Laura P. Salas

Can you tell what this is?

This image makes me think of several things:

  1. a strawberry taking a bath
  2. the song, Splish-Splash, I Was Taking a Bath
  3. my fizzy orange bath bomb

And here’s my first draft. 

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







26 Responses

  1. Oh, those dreaming volcanoes! I hope they sleep til next winter.

    One little lime
    one little squeeze
    add a blueberry
    One little
    lemonadeP L E A S E !

    1. This is great, Linda! We simultaneously submitted a sweet summertime drink inspired poem!

    2. Linda, I like the way you give credit to all of the ingredients. Sounds cool, looks cool!

    3. I’m listening to an audiobook right now called The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (or something like that). Fascinating. He just finished the description of this huge volcanic period that caused mass extinction at the end of the Triassic Period. Our eruptions today are so minimal compared to that! (Thankfully.) I like your lemonade chant! I can see kids lined up at the counter repeating it:>)

  2. I love your poem, Laura! The POV is so intriguing; why shouldn’t volcanoes dream? And you expressed that dream so visually succinctly!

    Yum, Yum

    Fruity colors
    plop, slop, slur
    spin into
    sweet rainbow blur –
    Summertime smoothie, that’s for sure!

  3. I see the volcano rising- oh, those unsuspecting fruit! Great poem, Laura.

    Fruity Teens

    Splash went Berry,
    also Cherry.
    Lemon and Peach
    gave a screech.

    Plum crazy, each.

  4. Good morning all. Laura, your verse is magical. My guess would be beverage dispensers in a coffee shop. BUNN and warning labels along with what looks like “fruit” in water or lemonade are first prompts. I also imagine a spool of thread atop the BUNN appliance in the bottom right corner. How silly is that? So many goodies, so few words!

    We Aim to Please

    cold quaffs
    your choice;
    loose button fell off?
    threaded needle
    furnished of course!

    1. I always enjoy hearing what we all see in the various photos. Yep, it was a drink or slushy dispenser in a mall snackplace. How funny that you worked that thread into your poem–a coffee shop that has EVERYthing you need:>)

  5. As time goes by,
    fruit dissolves
    becoming juice
    with life giving

    1. I love the idea of fruit dissolving. So much gentler than us squeezing the heck out of it! A lovely, reassuring poem!

  6. Your poem reminds me of the book “An Island Grows”–one of my favorites! I took a more eight-legged approach.

    Spider Time

    Skitter, scurry
    up the wall,
    on the ceiling,
    down the hall,
    in the shower
    spiders crawl.

    1. I ADORE that book. It was one of the mentor texts that inspired my A LEAF CAN BE… And, eeeeeeewwwww! I just got the creepy crawlies from your poem, so I guess that’s…good?

  7. Well Laura you had me stumped with this image viewed on my phone, and I decided to plow ahead with what I could make out. In the lower right I saw a dragon head. Your poem is delightful! Here’s mine…

    Beware of dragon drip doldrums…
    But delight in their
    color and texture
    which dandily

  8. translucent bent
    tropical baths;
    relaxation abounds
    in summertime

    1. Ah, it’s like a spa/mini-meditation. Love the echo/near rhyme in glass/baths and rhyme of abounds/sounds. Welcome, Craig! Happy to have you hear–Randy had a great time catching up with you yesterday!

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