Welcome to 15 Words or Less Poems Day! Are you ready to wake up your poetry brains with our weekly exercise (guidelines here)?
Here’s one last picture from the Bell Museum of Natural History . This is a cross-section of a tree from a fig-tree display (the curator of the museum is doing some kind of fig tree study). The curlicue and gracefulness of this shape caught my eye. This image makes me think of:
- a violin (and my “concerts” in 1st and 2nd grade)
- scoliosis (and my friend Robin, who wore a brace to correct hers all through junior high and high school)
- how life clings to death–that fresh green vine clinging to the dead wood…
And, here’s my first draft. No video this week, though I may do it again occasionally. I thought about how many creatures depend on dead trees for their own shelter and food, and I also was thinking about how sometimes we can feel a little dead inside–sad about something, depressed, whatever. And sometimes just someone else seeing what’s wonderful about us can remind us of our own worth.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count:>) If you leave a poem in the comments, and if it’s 15 words or less, I’ll try to respond!