Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
The lion in the MGM lobby at NCTE in Vegas was in a boxing ring to promote some upcoming big boxing match. It was an arresting image, this gold lion in a velvet-roped cage. Here’s hwat it makes me think of:
1) Have I gone through the looking glass?
2) The crunching, tinkling, shattering noise that walking in fallen leaves would make if they were all stained glass.
3) The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And here’s my poem first draft:
Velvet grasses ride the breeze.
I wait like stone
for lesser beasts
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
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. It’s just about whatever you think of when you look at it.
I should be back here on Monday, January 7! I hope you’ve had wonderful holidays, and I’ll see you soon.