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. I shared 15 Words or Less poems with some educators at NCTE last weekend, and though probably none are here on Thanksgiving day, if you ARE here, I’m happy:>)
Besides that, thank you to all you regulars who have made this a part of your creative routine. I’m thankful, as always, for this community.
Here’s a pic I took while Randy and I were walking along Lake Superior on our Duluth trip back in October. This big old crow was balanced on top of the tree, and it stayed there quite a while. This image makes me think of several things:
- It’s like a star on a Christmas tree
- A weathervane
- A bird doing yoga
And here’s my first draft. I was thinking about how, even though it looked kind of funny, how much more space did that crow (or any of us) really need?
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)