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.
One of the visitors to the Minnesota Children’s Book Festival recently was this great horned owl.
This image makes me think of several things:
- Harry Potter
- owl on a rainbow (see the metal perch?)
- the sorrow of a flightless bird
And here’s my first draft.
Actually, I take that back. This is a second draft. I started with “These wings won’t work/ but my mind still flies—/ over fields,/ byways/ and rainbows.” But I immediately felt bored by the lack of action and changed the final three lines:>)
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)