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 am on the third and final day of a poetry residency with 4th- and 5th-graders today, so I won’t be able to comment on poems. This spring has been so crazy that I’m realizing perhaps I should have gone on a 15 Words or Less hiatus. And, in fact, this might be my final year for 15 Words or Less. I’ve been doing it since 2009, though I only have archived the past 6 years or so on this blog. In that time, I’ve only missed 4 or 5 Thursdays, and that was only when the lovely Susan Taylor Brown could host in my place. We have such a lovely little community here, but it is ever-shrinking. I’m feeling the itch to perhaps do something different. We’ll see. Anyway, the upshot is that I won’t be here today, but I hope, as always, that you enjoy playing!
This image makes me think of several things:
- so many lovebugs in Florida last weekend!
- foil-wrapped chocolates are wearing a suit of armor
- painted Ukrainian eggs
And here’s my first draft. When I was a kid, my sister Patty made the most detailed and beautiful painted eggs!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)