Weebles [15 words or less poems]

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

Part of the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art
Part of the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

15WOLs

On Father’s Day, we also went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see the Leonardo daVinci codex exhibit. Amazing! Randy wanted to browse the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit, too. Not so amazing–well, just not my taste, for the most part. But this piece caught my eye. It makes me think of:

1) Weebles wobbling, obviously!
2) Oompa-loompas
3)Human-size chess boards and pieces

And here’s my?first draft.

Human Chess

 

Oh, the Padlet worked beautifully last week. Let’s do it again! Just click here to add your poem. I shared last week’s on my Poetry Friday post, and people loved it. Fun to have our work in one, easily-readable spot. It’s going to be hard to choose whether to continue with the Padlet or just having poems in the Comments. For now, we’ll do both, but just for a few more weeks.

Note: I’m on the road with my younger daughter today to take care of overseas visa application–with a side trip to gawk at beautiful Lake Superior. So, I won’t be able to comment in the Comments. I will approve poems on the Padlet throughout the day, though.

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!

90 Responses

  1. The incredible Egg

    not scrambled
    or fried
    nor sunny side up
    calling me friend
    invited to
    play soaker

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

  2. The incredible Egg

    not scrambled
    or fried
    nor sunny side up
    calling me friend
    invited to
    play soaker

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

  3. The Incredible Egg

    not scrambled
    or fried
    nor sunny side up
    calling me friend
    invited to
    play soccer

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

  4. The Incredible Egg

    not scrambled
    or fried
    nor sunny side up
    calling me friend
    invited to
    play soccer

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

  5. The Game

    If you wait your turn
    and you’re polite,
    you’ll find this game
    a big delight.

      1. Thanks, Linda. This was a different kind of picture, just like it’s a different kind of “art.” How wonderful that the artist was there that day to talk to your class.

  6. The Game

    If you wait your turn
    and you’re polite,
    you’ll find this game
    a big delight.

      1. Thanks, Linda. This was a different kind of picture, just like it’s a different kind of “art.” How wonderful that the artist was there that day to talk to your class.

  7. This was an eerie piece of “art”!

    Diversion

    Both teams must yield
    The referees sit down for teas
    And picnic on the field

    1. This one sounds good to read aloud.
      Love your idea of referees sitting for tea on the field. Ha!

  8. This was an eerie piece of “art”!

    Diversion

    Both teams must yield
    The referees sit down for teas
    And picnic on the field

    1. This one sounds good to read aloud.
      Love your idea of referees sitting for tea on the field. Ha!

  9. I like the ‘lesson’ in your poem, Laura. We had the Mothersbaugh exhibit here when it opened, Laura. I took my students who were in awe of the different approaches to art. We got to meet him and he was great with the class, took time to answer questions although it was an impromptu meeting. Here’s what I imagined from the picture:

    Late News

    Field?s open,
    candidate crop
    grows
    like Iowa corn.
    slight differences
    in the tasting.
    Linda Baie ?All Right Reserved

    1. Oh my goodness! What a great connection to the political scene!
      I like this.

  10. I like the ‘lesson’ in your poem, Laura. We had the Mothersbaugh exhibit here when it opened, Laura. I took my students who were in awe of the different approaches to art. We got to meet him and he was great with the class, took time to answer questions although it was an impromptu meeting. Here’s what I imagined from the picture:

    Late News

    Field?s open,
    candidate crop
    grows
    like Iowa corn.
    slight differences
    in the tasting.
    Linda Baie ?All Right Reserved

    1. Oh my goodness! What a great connection to the political scene!
      I like this.

  11. Assertive Training

    Eight Humpty Dumptys
    sitting on a wall
    practicing 4‑way stops
    a not-so-simple protocol.

    What an adorable work of art. Laura I really like your verse, reminding us to not limit ourselves by stepping outside the box.

      1. Thanks Linda. I see you used the “ies” and it looks just fine. For some reason when I was doing that it didn’t look right. I should have double-checked my spelling. Anyway, there are more than one!

        1. Oh, I didn’t mean anything about the spelling; it just came out when I wrote, Martha. I imagine I might be incorrect, as it’s a name, so better left the same, and then add an ‘s’ as you did.

          1. I understand and I appreciate your spelling. It validates my quandary. Let’s just say we may both be correct.

      1. Thank you Liz. They are a bit like me. I don’t always trust “the one on the right goes first” rule. If four vehicles approach at the same time, which one becomes the “right” one! lol

  12. Assertive Training

    Eight Humpty Dumptys
    sitting on a wall
    practicing 4‑way stops
    a not-so-simple protocol.

    What an adorable work of art. Laura I really like your verse, reminding us to not limit ourselves by stepping outside the box.

      1. Thanks Linda. I see you used the “ies” and it looks just fine. For some reason when I was doing that it didn’t look right. I should have double-checked my spelling. Anyway, there are more than one!

        1. Oh, I didn’t mean anything about the spelling; it just came out when I wrote, Martha. I imagine I might be incorrect, as it’s a name, so better left the same, and then add an ‘s’ as you did.

          1. I understand and I appreciate your spelling. It validates my quandary. Let’s just say we may both be correct.

      1. Thank you Liz. They are a bit like me. I don’t always trust “the one on the right goes first” rule. If four vehicles approach at the same time, which one becomes the “right” one! lol

    1. Council of clowns strikes me funny, even if they did remember their pants.

    1. Council of clowns strikes me funny, even if they did remember their pants.

    1. Buffy, surely there is a method for selection. I like read and ruminate.

    1. Buffy, surely there is a method for selection. I like read and ruminate.

    1. Cute Cindy. I’ve always loved the word munchkins, even for little humans.

    1. Cute Cindy. I’ve always loved the word munchkins, even for little humans.

  13. Growing red in-the-face
    and fat on-the-bottom
    from sitting and staring
    at calculus problems.

    Yup — cheated with hyphens.
    Laura, I just loved yours — very meaningful. Although I do not have time for individual comments today, it is always fun to see what everyone imagines from the weekly picture.

  14. Growing red in-the-face
    and fat on-the-bottom
    from sitting and staring
    at calculus problems.

    Yup — cheated with hyphens.
    Laura, I just loved yours — very meaningful. Although I do not have time for individual comments today, it is always fun to see what everyone imagines from the weekly picture.

    1. Legs pretzeled, indeed. I went to outdoor yoga this morning and am still unpretzling:>) They do look very “om”-y, don’t they?

    1. Legs pretzeled, indeed. I went to outdoor yoga this morning and am still unpretzling:>) They do look very “om”-y, don’t they?

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