Friday, May 22, 2009

Poem for a Friday

I don't usually write poetry. But I read "Because I Am Furniture" last week (amazing book!) and then Laura Salas sent out this 15 word poetry challenge. I thought about the amazing circumhorizontal arc I saw on Monday (thanks for the name, Maggie!) and this just came to me.

Now be gentle. I don't claim to be a great poet. But sometimes it's fun to try something different, to challenge yourself to write in a way you're not used to. This is posted on Laura's site along with a lot of other (better!) poems.

Wisps of color
Trick of light
Something so simple, so ordinary
Brings hope and smiles

What can YOU say in 15 words or less?


Merc said...

Er, do Twitter-length horror stories count? O:) I don't do poetry. But 140 character length horror I can do... in theory. ;)


Anonymous said...

I saw your poem there this week! Aren't Laura's 15-word poems a great way to dip in?

Sherrie Petersen said...

Merc - Horror in 140 characters? That's impressive!

Becky - I saw your poem, too! Yeah, I figured 15 words wouldn't kill me. It's a good way to ease in :^)

Sarah Laurenson said...

How about - wonderful. Loved this. Well done!

Corey Schwartz said...

OH, so sweet :)

I'll have to give one a try.

Rena Jones said...

Very nice!

Sherrie Petersen said...

Sarah, Cory, Rena - Thanks! You should give it a try :^)

Kelly Polark said...

I love Laura Purdie Salas's photo poetry. I participate when I have the time!
Wonderful job, Sherrie!!

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