Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Here’s a close-up of my boy, Captain Jack Sparrow. He wants you to write a poem. How can you resist?
This makes me think of:
1) Black roots when a person needs a dye job
2) The moment before death for a hunted animal
3) Bubble gum
And here’s my poem first draft:
Still in the forest
Still on the wall
No hope left at all
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Oh dear. I wanted a cheery poem, and this is not that. Oh, well. What do you think of when you look at this picture? Take any quick idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme or describe this picture. This is just a jumping-off spot. And this is just a fun exercise–don’t worry about creating a polished poem right now!
P.S. I am at NCTE! Yay! But that means I won’t be able to reply to your poems this week. I will read them on my phone, however, and enjoy the little messages of creativity throughout the day:>)