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  • February 26th, 2009 | 1:14 PM
15 Words or less photopoetry

The uber busy Laura Salas, aka laurasalas is battling the elements and off on a round of school visits. (Lucky schools.) She asked if I would like to host 15 words or less photopoetry this week and I said sure! This is no pressure, lots of fun. If you're not familiar with it, you can read the guidelines here.

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.

Here's this week's picture.



What does this make you think of? A dog fight waiting to happen? Making friends? Staying as far away as possible? Your allergies?

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. If you've never played before, check out the guidelines in the sidebar. Leave your poem in a comment and I'll include it in my post of poems tomorrow. Have fun with it!  

 

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



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ardentreader
February 26th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
PEANUT BUTTER
by C Federoff
Stuck.
To my nose.
To my lips.
To the roof of my mouth.
Peanut Butter.

~ardentreader
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Oh this is such fun! Love it.
dmayr
February 26th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
WHEN DOGS MEET

Nose to nose
to nose
quivering
whining
one by one
by one
tails
wag.

--Diane Mayr
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
I can totally picture your scene even if there was no photograph. Very nice.
halfmoon_mollie
February 26th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
give the ball
to the little guy
no one will suspect
the halfback sneak
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Very funny! And so true. Dogs can be so sneaky.
beckylevine
February 26th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this photo!



First one
to the rotting, stinking bone
wins.

Huh! Two! Three!

GO!

Becky LEvine
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
LOL. Too funny. And too true.
ext_170586
February 26th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Winnie the poohi
A circle of three,
Air, earth and sea;
Strength, justice and spirit
Love, hope and dreams..
The holy trinity
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Re: Winnie the poohi
Beautiful. It rolls so nicely off the tongue.
ext_170617
February 26th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Synchronizing smells
Meeting of minds
Evolving telepathy
Life in community
We can all get along
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Oh Vicki! So happy to see you here. Thank you for playing along.

I love the line "evolving telepathy" a lot.
(Anonymous)
February 26th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Trio of trouble
We'll always be
Friends times three,
You, her, me.
Let's go shopping, Whee!

Cindyb
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: Trio of trouble

Lot's of fun...friends time three.
hulabunny
February 26th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Old Friends Meet
After
A
long
absence
Introductions are needed
but
someone
is facing
the wrong
Way
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: Old Friends Meet
Yep, you nailed it. What's wrong with this picture. :)
smokingtoaster
February 26th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Staring contest
You're right in front of me
Gazing, contemplating, scrutinizing
But you can't really see me
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Re: Staring contest
What a nice surprise to see you here!

Love the last line...how true it is all too often.
(Anonymous)
February 27th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
This photo made me smile!

A SHORT TAIL by Kelly Polark
Barking stories.
Territories.
Dogs are staring.
Nostrils flaring.
Lots of sniffing.
No more tiffing.
Friends in making.
Tails are shaking.

susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
This poem made me smile!

Love the "no more tiffing."
roseleaf
February 27th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
You may be big
I may be small
But our noses
Feel just
the
Same

-Jen Lehmann
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Twang went my heartstrings.

"our noses feel just the same."

Lovely.
(Anonymous)
February 27th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Spun the bottle
Twice,
Now there's three
Nose to nose
Kisses.

Marianne H. Nielsen

Love the photo!
mariannenielsen
February 27th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Spun the bottle
Twice,
Now there's three
Nose to nose
Kisses.

Marianne H. Nielsen

Love the photo!
susanwrites
February 27th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
This one is such fun!
Love the spin the bottle idea!

ext_84884
February 27th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Detente is over
Diplomacy unraveled
Tried sniffing butts
Now the only solution left
Is war between the mutts

Rick Wainright


susanwrites
March 2nd, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Re: Detente is over
Rick - sorry for missing this. I left to go out of town on Friday myself. I got the one after this on my phone but not this one.

I love the "tried sniffing butts" line and yes, now it looks like they are read for a shakedown.

I've added it to the overall one too.
ext_162049
February 27th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Move Over
You’re in my way.
Why don’t you move?
Can you not see?
I’m ignoring you.


By Judy
susanwrites
March 2nd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: Move Over
I enjoyed this, Judy.
I see it with dogs all the time so you nailed the image.

Edited at 2009-03-02 03:02 am (UTC)
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