Welcome to 15 Words or Less Poems Day! Are you ready to wake up your poetry brains with our weekly exercise (guidelines here)?
OK, hopefully I’ve finally got it right this week!
This is a picture of a gift given to me by Kim Doele, a 3rd-grade teacher at Wealthy Elementary. She was hugely instrumental in getting me to Wealthy, and seeing the poetry magic she has created at that school was amazing. She gave me this delightful ceramic leaf necklace (which I think the school’s art teacher made–I wonder if she has an Etsy shop…).
This image makes me think of:
- leaf skeletons that I occasionally find at the end of a dry autumn
- a creature’s tracks in the snow
- the lovely scratchboard art (by Beth Krommes) I was looking at yesterday for Joyce Sidman’s next book, Before Morning
And, here’s my first draft, which ended up being about none of the above, but about the way people (real or in books) leave their imprint on us.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)