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.
Thank you all for your poems and kind words last week. Though I was teaching (more about my poetry residency tomorrow) and couldn’t respond, I did read them all–and I appreciated your reassurance and gentle permissions to let go if necessary. I am committed to doing 15 Words or Less Poems on Thursdays throughout the rest of 2019, and I’ll decide toward the end of the year whether I’m continuing or not.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Must be from 10 years ago or so. My nephew, on the left, is now an engineer. My younger daughter, on the right, is now living overseas in a volunteer position to make the world a better place. That day in Grand Marais, a gorgeous artsy town on Lake Superior, it was all about the skizzles. Yum.
This image makes me think of several things:
- our fascination with violence (including my own fascination–not casting stones here)
- school mascots
- why we stop playing dress up
And here’s my first draft. Tyr was a Viking battle cry, or so I read.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)