Laura Purdie Salas

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Laura Purdie Salas

Riddle-Ku! [don't shoot]

April 24, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
Oh, no! Don’t shoot me!
I like to gather, not hurt—
pigtails, papers…please?
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

RUBBER BAND

 

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Hi, 15 Words or Less community! I’m home and looking forward to reading your poem drafts!

Riddle-Ku! [watch me]

April 23, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

  
 
I feel you watch me,
wanting my hands to point to
lunchtime or recess
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

CLOCK

 

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Riddle-Ku! [water slide]

April 22, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Educators, if you’re on Twitter, tonight I’ll be part of the #SharpSchu Book Club (along with Kate Messner!). Would love to answer your questions about LEAF CAN BE… and WATER CAN BE…. Click here for all the details! Hope to see you there! Now…back to riddle-ku:>)

 

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
I’m a water slide
Fish inside ride my currents,
scales glinting in sun
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

RIVER

 

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Riddle-Ku! [light rules]

April 21, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

  
 
When I’m up, light rules
When I’m down, darkness descends
My moods switch often
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

LIGHT SWITCH

 

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Riddle-Ku! [hold cold]

April 20, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

  
I hold cold inside
Unfold me out, make a spout
I’m a white mustache
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

MILK CARTON

 

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Riddle-Ku! [simple twist]

April 19, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
 
Without me, a door
is an unmoving, flat wall
I’m a simple twist
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

DOOR KNOB

 

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Riddle-Ku! [no faces]

April 18, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
I don’t see faces
Only back pockets and legs
introduce themselves
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 
[Addendum: Revision inspired by Michelle's joke in the Comments:
 
We dance cheek to cheek,
but I never see your face.
You rest on my legs.
--Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved]
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

CHAIR

 

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Riddle-Ku! [slurp-burp]

April 17, 2014
Laura

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

Suck up! Make me a
mini milk vacuum cleaner
Sip soda—Slurp—Burp!
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

STRAW

 

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Hi, 15 Words or Less community! I’m home and looking forward to reading your poem drafts!

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
 

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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
 

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TITLE (AND ANSWER):

SHADOW

 

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