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  • July 23rd, 2009 | 8:28 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.



What does this make you think of? Which side are you on? Did you just drop something in the hole? Has someone dared you to put your hand inside? Where does the picture send your imagination?

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.



Comments

( 23 comments — Leave comment )
(Anonymous)
July 23rd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Tethered Lives
cornflakes and scales
hay bales
rabbit trails
bone rails -

we live in chains.

Allen Taylor
@WorldClassPoet
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: Tethered Lives
Love the phrase cornflakes and scales. That line's going to stick with me.
slatts
July 23rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Don't know what it's for
But over by the door
Hole there in the floor

~slatts
susanwrites
July 23rd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
This made me smile, Slatts. Funny how I was thinking wall but now that you said floor I'm looking at it differently.
slatts
July 23rd, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
truth be known...
I saw the hole in the wall, too!
beckylevine
July 23rd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Break through.
Peer
Into the Darkness.
Or climb in
And find out what's really there.

-Becky Levine
susanwrites
July 23rd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Becky.

I'm not brave enough to peer in. Are you? :)
beckylevine
July 24th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Susan, you CLIMB IN every day of your life. I know this. And I try. :)
dianemdavis
July 23rd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Trust, Adventure, Imagination
No one knows
what's inside a hole,
emptiness
or a world of
jabberwockies
and hobbits.
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: Trust, Adventure, Imagination
Nice, Diane. Anything is possible inside a hole, isn't it? :)
dmayr
July 23rd, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
CRAZY ARITHMETIC

one minuscule crack
+
one infinitesimal drop of moisture
+
one process of oxidization
=
one unexpected delight


dmayr
July 23rd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Once again I forgot the byline!

by Diane Mayr
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
One unexpected and creative poem! Nice job, Diane.
(Anonymous)
July 23rd, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Sunburn
Dry peeling skin
made him groan
low and eerie
like midnight's moan.

Cindyb
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: Sunburn
Ooh how wonderfuly creepy!
wordsrmylife
July 23rd, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Aim for the next
level--
Ready?
Set?
Leap!

Kathy Q.
wordsrmylife
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Yes, it's always about taking that leap, isn't it?
writerross
July 24th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
If Willy Loman Had a Sex Change
Death of a Suburban Mother and Saleswoman, circa 1950s

That iron did
me no good
I threw it
down

Done

To hell with
you

-Pamela Ross
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: If Willy Loman Had a Sex Change
Wow, Pamela, a whole story right here in so few words. Nice!
(Anonymous)
July 24th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
Never listen to sixth grade kids -

"Put your nose here,"
they said.

Sucked in!


~ Susan Stephenson
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh Susan - too too funny! Thank you.
(Anonymous)
July 24th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Fix - now please
For you never know
how big I will become
Maybe eternal ugliness

- Anne McKenna
susanwrites
July 24th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
I wondered where yours was this week Anne!
Ain't that the truth, if we don't fix it, it just grows and grows.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

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