Welcome to 15 Words or Less Poems Day! Are you ready to wake up your poetry brains with our weekly exercise (guidelines here)?
Here’s a picture my friend Vida posted on Facebook and offered up for 15 Words or Less (thank you, Vida!). At first glance, I assumed it was a snake, but then saw that it ended rather abruptly. So, tree branch, I think? This image makes me think of:
- a snake after a magician’s trick goes terribly wrong
- a tree root that’s gotten lost
- the hair salon floor after Medusa gets a hair cut
And, here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! And we’re using a Padlet today! I need practice, because I might use it on a school visit next week:>) Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)
Don’t remember how to use the padlet? It’s easy-peasy! Just double-click on the Padlet display below or click here to go to our padlet. You click twice on any open space not covered by a note, and leave your poem. Please put your name and poem title in the Title spot. You do not have to create an account to participate. Also, if you post your own poems on your own blog, you can simply link to the blog post in the padlet, and it will feed in for people to read it. I think it would be fun to have all our 15 Words or Less Poems in one spot for readers/teachers to enjoy them. The down side is that you can’t leave Comments on each others’ poems in a padlet. NOTE: I have to moderate these notes on the padlet, so your poem will not appear immediately. Don’t panic, and please don’t post twice. Thanks for playing along.