Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Here’s a shot from outside The Luxor in Las Vegas, from my NCTE trip. This sphinx makes me think of:
1) Riddles, of course!
2) Having a root canal (something about that structure under his chin reminds me of my aching jaw from years ago!)
3) Elizabeth Taylor. I do not know why.
And here’s my poem first draft:
Things To Do If You’re a … (a riddle poem)
scarf down leftovers
squeeze between counter and oven
twirl spin steam
–by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Can you guess? It’s fun to mix two forms, like a Things To Do If list poem and a riddle poem!
Now, what does this image make you think of Take any idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. No polish. No shine. No pressure. Just have fun!