Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Photo: Laura Purdie Salas
I took this picture of a dapper penguin on the side of an ice machine in a small park on Lake Michigan’s shore in Evanston, IL, last weekend. Here’s what it makes me think of.
1. Penguins must get tired of being compared to waiters and other people in tuxedos.
2. Waiters must get tired of being compared to penguins.
3. Sticking my head in the fridge on hot days as a kid.
Here’s my poem first draft, and it’s quite odd not to be writing in haiku!
Sweat-salt stings my eyes.
I lean into the freezer,
practicing freeze-pop frostiness
in chilly clouds.
–Laura Purdie Salas
What does this picture make YOU think of? Whatever enters your mind, jot a quick 15 words or less poem and share it in the comments! Remember, your poem doesn’t have to describe the actual picture. Feel free to comment on each others’ poems and tell what your favorite part is:>)