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  • July 30th, 2009 | 1:08 AM
15 Words or Less - Photopoetry




Laura Salas, aka[info]laurasalas  is taking the month of July off from blogging. She asked if I would like to host 15 words or less photopoetry for the month and I said sure! This is no pressure, lots of fun. If you're not familiar with it, you can read the guidelines here.

Here's this week's picture. Do you know what they are? This is from my garden and I was so excited to find them on the milkweed plants today. They are lacewing eggs. Soon they will hatch and devour the legions of aphids that are waiting for them all over the plant.



What does this make you think of?

If you'd like to play, just choose any topic this image makes come to your mind and write a quick 15 Words or Less poem. Your poem doesn't have to describe this photo. The picture is just a jumping-off point.  Basically look at the picture and write a poem of 15 words or less inspired by the photo. Please add your byline to the poem so I can include it in the poetry Friday roundup.

Go on. You know you want to.


There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
Clinging precariously
Dancing in the sunshine
One big wind could mean the end
Such tragedy

- Anne McKenna
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Nice one, Anne.
slatts
July 30th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Like peas in a pod
They followed Bob
They, too, loved the magic of grass

~slatts
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
LOL about following Bob. hahaha! Thanks for the giggle.
Thanks for the giggle... - slatts - July 31st, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
wordsrmylife
July 30th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Attachment

One fine thread,
that's all,
but it's enough,
my friend
across space, across time.

Kathy Q.
wordsrmylife
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
It's all it takes, isn't it? Just one thread to connect us all.
(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Fringe on the curtain,
swaying in the breeze.
Wait, those are lacewings
traveling by trapeze.

Cindyb
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
Love the last line, Cindy!
p_sunshine
July 30th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Eggs waiting
to be hatched
to live
to kill
to love
to lay
to die

-Christine
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh I do hope they get the chance to hatch!
(no subject) - p_sunshine - July 31st, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
dmayr
July 30th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
BLIND DATE

"Me...Me...Me..."

She gazes
at the pendant
lighting imagining
him hanging
by his nose.
dmayr
July 30th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
by Diane Mayr
(no subject) - susanwrites - July 31st, 2009 06:24 am (UTC) - Expand
katecoombs
July 30th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Green Invasion
We disguise our ship
as earth-grass,
extending traps. Soon
we will capture aphid-beings
to interrogate.

--Kate Coombs

Edited at 2009-07-30 03:37 pm (UTC)
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Re: Green Invasion
Fabulous, Kate! Interrogate, chomp chomp!
(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Swinging in a warm breeze
Faster
Higher
Stretching toward the sunshine
Suspended paradise

Celeste Ribbins
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Beautiful image, Celeste. Thank you for playing.
writearoundsue
July 30th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Tiny Jewels
by Sue Douglass Fliess

tiny jewels
don't be fooled
hanging free
disguised as peas
waiting for their enemies.
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Re: Tiny Jewels
hahaha...please, no enemies until they hatch.
(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Safekeeping
Mother Nature
hangs lacewing eggs
like my mom
tied mitts on a string

- Violet Nesdoly
(http://line-upon-line.blogspot.com)
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Safekeeping
Beautiful slice of life, Violet. Thank you.
lcovella
July 30th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Deep into a fairy world of green
sliding
swinging
laughing
playing
loving
life.

-Linda Covella
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Love the "fairy world of green" Linda. Thanks for playing.
(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Swamp plants upended,
cling to milkweed shores,
reaching with poised
buds to waiting water: home.




--Brenda Stokes
www.brendastokes.com
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
I love this on so many levels, Brenda. It's beautiful image and it sings when you say it. Thank you.
(Anonymous)
July 30th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Fragile.
Delicate.
Wonderous.
Life hangs on
by a thread
in spite of us.

Tantinizingly Tenacious
by stu pidasso
30July2009
susanwrites
July 31st, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
That last line really says it all, stu. Thanks.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - July 31st, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
dianemdavis
July 30th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
How many greens
can be found-
values criss-cross
on the ground,
summer soup
of color.

Diane M. Davis

dmayr
July 31st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Nice!
(no subject) - susanwrites - July 31st, 2009 06:29 am (UTC) - Expand
(Anonymous)
August 5th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
a word
Hope swings, a thread
life twists, turns
blown by wind
or a friend's word

by Darlene M.Berg
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