Hello, and welcome!
It’s March 1, the book birthday for my new picture book, Meet My Family! It’s all about families, animals, and diversity. Of course, that’s super exciting for me, but I know NOTHING gets in the way of 15 Words or Less :>) Still, I hope you’ll order this title for a friend or check it out from the library. And I’d love it if you could leave a review on Amazon afterward (which helps it get in front of more readers). Thanks!
And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. 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.
My daughter, Annabelle, made her own version of the Game of Thrones throne. I don’t watch the show or read the books, but the throne is pretty dang cool. This image makes me think of several things:
- punk rock
And here’s my first draft. I was feeling a bit dark.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)
Linda Mitchell says
ooooh, stolen from your history! That’s the chilling part. I like how dark your poem is.
Silver and gold
no money down
This made me laugh, Linda! Annabelle put so much time and love into making her throne!
Clever approach, Linda!
I love the idea of a throne for sale. Great idea.
A palace of ice
A turret of stone
And, encrusted with gems,
The princess’s throne
I can see the ice and stone and sparkling gems!
You can own
your very own throne!
Owner no longer sits-
Cindy, I love this! A butterfly who no longer needs its chrysalis — genius!
Very clever! Love the noble butterfly.
Martha O'Quinn says
Happy Birthday to “Meet my Family” and wishes for a successful launch. I like your verse and dark works well with today’s picture. I have an almost 22 year old cockatiel. He moults several times a year and the bottom of his cage during moulting season came to mind with today’s photo.
too numerous to count
repurposed as quills
my collection mounts.
Happy book birthday, proud Mama! Your daughter is VERY crafty!
A KING’S LAMENT
I slouch against daggers
pressed to my back
listening to the troubles
of my kingdom . . .
Yes I saw those daggers too!
Michelle Kogan says
Welcome to the world “Meet My Family,” looking forward to meeting all these critters!
Thanks for your chillingly visceral poem Laura—woke me up!
MY THRONE FOREVER
My razor sharp throne
It’s mine alone—
Try stealing my seat, you’ll surely moan!
it must be
to sit upon
an inherited throne
I just love sharp-edged expectations. Nicely done.
Happy Birthday to Meet My Family! What an exciting day! Congrats! On another note, there’s a delightful dose of menace in your poem this week.
Buffy Silverman says
Congrats on your book release, Laura! Looking forward to reading it.
Recycling for Peace
broken from blades
fight flipped to light.
Jean James says
Laura congratulations on your new book, how exciting! Can’t wait to read it. I love your daughters Game of Throne, throne. I don’t watch the show either, but I’m always so intrigued.
A noble piece
sits ripe to strike,
jump your foes
once, twice, thrice.
Gosh, it looked like a bucket of dip pens to me.
A bucket of pens,
an ocean of ink
so many stories
to tickle me pink.
Congratulations on your book birthday.
Kate Coombs says
Congrats, Laura! Will try to catch up with 15 Words next week.