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 for your continued kindness and support regarding my mom’s passing. I wish my dad was online and could have the kind of warm, embracing community that I have.
This image I took of a spiderweb stitched with raindrops after a storm makes me think of:
- how a bit of rain dripping off a roof would be like a waterfall to a spider
- a veil made of water
- a really refreshing soft drink
And here’s my first draft.
Blanket statement for July/August. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer. Mine is overwhelmingly busy and emotional. When you Comment, I get an email, and I will be doing my best to read every poem you guys write. But my availability over the summer to comment on each poem will be limited. I hope you’ll write because you love it and enjoy this community. Please know I value your participation, even if I am not able to respond much this July and August.
Today, specifically, I am sort of in a hotel, sort of at our new townhouse overseeing flooring and painting work (hopefully–ack). I don’t know if I’ll have Wi-Fi, though I do know there won’t be any furniture yet at our new place. But, it could be worse. Although I’m not responding to Comments, I really do appreciate every one of them. I look forward to getting back to actual conversations after summer.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)