Greetings. One of my favorite writing activities is going to fellow children's poet Laura Purdie Salas' blog (http://www.laurasalas.com/blog) and participating in an exercise called 15 WORDS OR LESS. Once a week Laura will post a photo and you have to write a poem about it in, you guessed it, 15 words or less. This is a great way to learn how, to quote the great Jane Yolen (www.janeyolen.com), make each word count. So, yesterday Laura posted a picture of a fake rooster. Here's what I came up with, enjoy!
WAKE UP CALL
Auburn shafts of light
Sneaks into view,
My alarm rings out –
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