Tights [15 words or less poems] and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas if you celebrate Christmas. And whether you do or don’t, I’m glad you’re here! Our day has turned a little topsy-turvy, and I don’t know whether I’ll be able to stop back in later or not, but I’ll try. I hope you have a joyful time, whatever your day holds! And if you generally only come by on Thursdays, please do look at my card from Monday, which goes out to every one of you. Thanks:>)

Tights on Sylvia Vardell (Photo: Laura Purdie Salas)

 

Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!

15WOLs

Here’s Sylvia Vardell rocking her poetry tights at NCTE. Did I mention that she actually chose which poems would be on them? How cool is that? This image makes me think of:

1) wearing your heart on your sleeve–or on your tights!
2) a wonderful alternative to tattoos!
3) a kid who sees people’s secrets written on them like tattoos

And here’s my?first draft, celebrating Sylvia and her magical enthusiasm for poetry. I decided to do an over-the-top ode/zeno:>)

 

 

When You Set Sylvia Loose on Etsy

Dr. Vardell’s a poetry

billboard, wearing

lyric

tights.

Her legs reveal

great in-

sights,

illuminate

all dark

nights.

 

-Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

 

Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>) Yes, I am aware my poem is 17 words. I wanted to write a zeno, and, dang it, I could get it close to, but not at, 15 words. Sigh. So, as a Christmas bonus, I’m giving everyone 20 words today. That’s right–20!

92 Responses

  1. golden
    steps
    stepping
    tiptoed
    tiptoed
    caracals
    lopping
    she
    dances
    poems
    across
    purple
    star
    pages

    Poem By Jessica

  2. golden
    steps
    stepping
    tiptoed
    tiptoed
    caracals
    lopping
    she
    dances
    poems
    across
    purple
    star
    pages

    Poem By Jessica

  3. By Whatever Means

    Lamp base
    from “A Christmas Story”
    evolves, adds intrigue
    to the art of poetry.

    1. I thought of the same Idea but went with something ales I was going to star with lampshade of words

  4. By Whatever Means

    Lamp base
    from “A Christmas Story”
    evolves, adds intrigue
    to the art of poetry.

    1. I thought of the same Idea but went with something ales I was going to star with lampshade of words

  5. I have a few minutes before traveling out to the madness. Here’s wishing everyone warm holiday wishes!

    Mrs. Claus’s Gift for Santa

    Thermal long
    johns and
    poems
    of love.

    Interminable
    winter nights
    fully
    occupied

    without toys.

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved

  6. I have a few minutes before traveling out to the madness. Here’s wishing everyone warm holiday wishes!

    Mrs. Claus’s Gift for Santa

    Thermal long
    johns and
    poems
    of love.

    Interminable
    winter nights
    fully
    occupied

    without toys.

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved

  7. She stands
    Laughing, smiling
    But her poems say
    She’s not
    as strong
    as she seems

    Happy Holidays, everyone! I would love a pair of these tights 😉

    1. I love this. Poems reveal so much we can’t say out loud or don’t even know about ourselves. Merry Christmas, Amelia!

  8. She stands
    Laughing, smiling
    But her poems say
    She’s not
    as strong
    as she seems

    Happy Holidays, everyone! I would love a pair of these tights 😉

    1. I love this. Poems reveal so much we can’t say out loud or don’t even know about ourselves. Merry Christmas, Amelia!

  9. Those tights are wonderful…like Sylvia. Joyful holidays to all, and thanks to you, Laura, for inspiring us each week.

    The Poetry of Legs

    creeping
    crawling
    toddling
    playing
    running
    rushing
    pushing
    climbing
    reaching
    standing
    lifting
    caring
    slowing
    halting
    hushing

    1. Oh my. A lifetime told through leg verbs. Unusual and lovely! Thank you, Buffy, and joyous holidays to you!

  10. Those tights are wonderful…like Sylvia. Joyful holidays to all, and thanks to you, Laura, for inspiring us each week.

    The Poetry of Legs

    creeping
    crawling
    toddling
    playing
    running
    rushing
    pushing
    climbing
    reaching
    standing
    lifting
    caring
    slowing
    halting
    hushing

    1. Oh my. A lifetime told through leg verbs. Unusual and lovely! Thank you, Buffy, and joyous holidays to you!

  11. Poems on her legs
    that go where she goes.
    She’s walking in rhythm.
    She doesn’t like prose.

  12. Poems on her legs
    that go where she goes.
    She’s walking in rhythm.
    She doesn’t like prose.

    1. Words dripping to one’s feet makes for a fun image.
      Dittos, hope everyone’s day is going exactly as one would wish. I didn’t have to cook so mine was perfect!

      1. Quiet time here today…made cornbread, beans, crockpot barbecued shredded beef…easy-peasy. So unlike most Christmas dinners, but fun!

        1. Donna, sounds like my kind of meal. Hope you’ve also tried crockpot barbecued shredded chicken.

    2. What a great image for all the words that are thrown at us every day. Love the sense of power! I’ve had a very merry day–hope you have, too!

    1. Words dripping to one’s feet makes for a fun image.
      Dittos, hope everyone’s day is going exactly as one would wish. I didn’t have to cook so mine was perfect!

      1. Quiet time here today…made cornbread, beans, crockpot barbecued shredded beef…easy-peasy. So unlike most Christmas dinners, but fun!

        1. Donna, sounds like my kind of meal. Hope you’ve also tried crockpot barbecued shredded chicken.

    2. What a great image for all the words that are thrown at us every day. Love the sense of power! I’ve had a very merry day–hope you have, too!

  13. Recital

    Tiny ballerinas proudly pli? across stage
    Too-big tights puddle at ankles, bag at knees.

    1. Marian, I can see my daughter at age 3 in her pink tutu and her sagging white tights. Good visual.

    2. What a great detail to focus on, Marian. It’s one of those tiny things that make the scene so adorable:>)

  14. Recital

    Tiny ballerinas proudly pli? across stage
    Too-big tights puddle at ankles, bag at knees.

    1. Marian, I can see my daughter at age 3 in her pink tutu and her sagging white tights. Good visual.

    2. What a great detail to focus on, Marian. It’s one of those tiny things that make the scene so adorable:>)

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