Hi, 15 Words-or-Less-ers!
Ready to wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less? (guidelines here)
Here’s a picture I took at the grocery store just before Thanksgiving.
These gourds were huge! Granted, that mini-pumpkin with the crow on it is pretty small, but it was between tennis ball and baseball size. These gourds were like something out of an old sci-fi movie! So, this image makes me think of:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Butternut Squash! (I can see the movie poster in my head!)
- A giant carrying one of these in his lunchbox (Eat your veggies, George)
- I wonder if I could build a mannequin out of these?
And, here’s my first draft. Boy, did my mind draw a blank when I tried to actually jot down a poem. This picture gave me ideas for stories, but I had trouble picking one image or moment to capture. I ended up picturing the moment when villagers notice that a pumpkin has grown from the ground with a raven mark on it. They’re all wondering if the pumpkin is some kind of sign of evil, and also wondering whose it is. I was picturing a community garden. Sigh. I don’t think my poem really captures all that at all. Oh well, there’s always next time–or a revision:>)
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count:>) If you leave a poem in the comments, and if it’s 15 words or less, I’ll try to respond!