For all you 15 Words or Less folks, your mission is to watch the Poem Starter Video and take on its challenge in, yes, 15 Words or Less. And I’m out doing school and library events today but will get back to read your poems tomorrow or over the weekend:>)
OK, thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party.
Today’s poem comes from Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems (Clarion, 2011), by
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer.?Tracie does such a wonderful job of closely observing things, whether it’s animals or careers or anything else, and choosing fine details to bring the reader right there and make the reader see things in new ways. Today’s poem is “Adaptation,” about elephant ears.
Tattered sails of ears
flap in the savannah sun–
–by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: