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.
Writer and educator friends, can you tell what this is? I’m not going to tell you right now, but when I filtered the image, it reminded me of several things:
- love spell (see the heart?)
- quill pen and ink jar
And here’s my first draft, where I thought about the transformation a feather might go through from bird’s wing to inkwell.
Blanket statement for July/August/early September. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer/start to fall. Mine is overwhelmingly busy and emotional. When you Comment, I get an email, and I will be doing my best to read every poem you guys write. But my availability over the summer to comment on each poem will be limited. In fact, this week, I am in Florida helping my dad with some technology and household stuff. I have spent today (Wednesday) framing pictures of my mom and hanging them, visiting a park and donut shop that Mom and Dad used to go to, and going to the hospital where Mom spent a lot of time over the last few years of her life, and where she spent her final days. Dad and I also went to the fitness center they always went to. I must have been introduced to at least 12 people who knew Mom and had lovely stories to tell about her. What a gift. Anyway, I am exhausted! By mid-September, I should be back to normal as far as posting and replying to comments/poems. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll write because you love it and enjoy this community. Please know I value your participation, even if I am not able to respond much right now.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)