Linda Kruschke has a wonderful poetry prompt for us this week: writing a ghazal using paint chips! I love, love, LOVE ghazals so was overjoyed to read this prompt on Friday. I not only used a paint chip for the repeating part at the end of each couplet but also used a few others interspersed among the 5 couplets. Linked also with the Writers’ Pantry at PSU.
That glowing up ahead — is it a red or green light?
Whichever color, it is such a keen light.
The coral aura of a summer sunset
Bathes the empty street in golden-sheen light.
Leaves as a blizzard fall in autumn air,
And, dappling the ground: What-Does-It-Mean light.
There is no primrose path along the road,
Yet sparkles sprinkle snow — see such serene light!
After a crash, this passenger, injured yet alive,
Revived, writes a story with never-before-seen light.