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.
Maddie took this photo in Dublin, at the Trinity College Library. Though it’s not immediately obvious due to the filter I put on it, those walls are made of books, basically. This image makes me think of several things:
- A whole world made of books!
- Instead of living in a shoe, the old lady should have lived in a book
- Wouldn’t it be lovely to just live in a library?
And here’s my first draft. My first draft of this parody of “The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” was 21 words, so I had quite a lot of cutting to do. Whew!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count–thank goodness!)
Note: I am mostly offline this week and won’t be able to respond to your poems. Happy back to school week, and I’ll be back next week!