Laura Purdie Salas

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Laura Purdie Salas

Riddle-Ku! [yellow explodes]

April 16, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
My yellow explodes
in the middle of summer
like daytime fireworks
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

FLOWER

 

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Riddle-Ku! [darkness]

April 15, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
I grow when sun’s low,
stretching silently away
I am ground’s darkness
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

SHADOW

 

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Riddle-Ku! [vast jungle]

April 14, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
I’m a vast jungle
to ladybugs and earthworms—
a backyard carpet
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

GRASS

 

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Riddle-Ku! [hand to dog]

April 13, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
I connect hand to dog
in an endless tug of war
I’m always well s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

LEASH

 

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Riddle-Ku! [sleep launchpad]

April 12, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
I’m a sleep launchpad
Your dreams, like rockets, blast off
while I cushion you 

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

PILLOW

 

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Riddle-Ku! [halves]

April 11, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

My halves–soft and rough—
          hold hands with their sticky grip
I will not let go
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

VELCRO

 

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And today’s Poetry Friday Roundup is with Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty–go explore some more poems:>)

Riddle-Ku! [drift down]

April 10, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

Alone, I drift down
With friends, I lift, high and swift
I make robins fly 

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

 

HINT 1:

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

FEATHER

 

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Hi, 15 Words or Less community! I’m home from my travels and looking forward to reading your poem drafts! I’ll post a draft in the Comments–I didn’t want to post one here and confuse educators who might be visiting for the first time:>)

Riddle-Ku! [chase dirt]

April 9, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

I chase dirt all day 

My bristles race trash to the
dustpan finish line 

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

 
 

HINT 1:

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HINT 2:

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

BROOM

 

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Riddle-Ku! [over your head]

April 8, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

I’m over your head
and under your jumping heels
We dance together
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

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HINT 2:

 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

JUMP ROPE

 

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Riddle-Ku! [secret wand]

April 7, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

I’m a secret wand
I wave over blank paper,
make words…worlds…magic!
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

HINT 1:

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HINT 2:

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

PENCIL

 

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