This poem was written for Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip poetry prompt this week. We can write in any form yet are supposed to use at least 10 of the 15 given words. Also for Writing Wednesday: Dehydrated.
I saw sunshine in your eyes,
A heavenly zest for life,
You were summertime,
Like watermelon eaten poolside,
Quenching the thirst of
My dehydrated mind.
I thought you saw
Clear skies, then
Out of the blue, what must
Have been a total eclipse,
Sudden, of your beautiful life.
A haiku for Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge. I haven’t participated for a while, mainly because I didn’t know that it was back, so I am glad to contribute again!
greater than the parts:
the sum of a rainbow’s arc
white light refracted
Today I am sharing a poem that I wrote earlier this month, along with a coloring page, for Linda G. Hill’s coloring club for the month of May. I thought the picture was super cute, and the colors are not spartan at all. 🙂
May’s full moon is on Wednesday, and it is known as the Flower Moon, as Frank, the host of DVerse Haibun Monday, says.
This month, I have noticed a wealth of new flowers in the garden: varying shapes and shades, hues of pink and yellow, almost whatever one could name. Bees are busy pollinating, and the blueberries, too, are growing and ripening from a gentle light-green. We have already picked a bowlful; soon the fruits will fill baskets. The garden is waiting to give many other fruits and vegetables as treasures.
after heat of day
buzz of all activity
rests under the moon
It looks like it’s not too late to share some paint-chip quintillas, so here are the words and phrases for the week. I wrote 2 of them today, and I will share with you the happier one. For more inspiration, I looked up the symbolism of jade.
This is an “occasional verse” for Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip prompt this week. An occasional verse is not only written once in a while ( 🙂 ); it is a poem about a specific occasion. Linda challenges us to write about Mother’s Day, which at this point was several days ago, but I still wrote on the same topic. The paint chips are below:
For Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip poetry this week, it is basically a free-write, but we are to use at least 5 of the paint chips below. I wrote a free-verse poem and also a shadorma, and I’m sharing the shadorma because I’m rather proud of being able to fit 5 of the words in such a brief form.
This is a last-minute poem for Linda’s paint-chip poetry this week. It’s not really a narrative poem but uses 4 of the words.
If you have faith as a mustard seed,
Although it won’t be easy-peasy,
You can against all odds succeed.
Sky-high can reach a skyscraper,
From some metal and scaffolding,
Reality grown from a drawing on paper.
Maybe you can even, under mistletoe,
Receive a kiss one festive Christmas,
Meeting that kismet, standing on tiptoe.
NaPowriMo 2021, day 6. I’m not particularly happy with anything I wrote today. I had a difficult day, so most of the poems reflect that. I try to keep things positive or at least have them end on a hopeful note. So I guess I can thank my friends for helping get me out of the pit (or, I can thank my “crew” so that I can link to FOWC 🙂 ). I am going to cheat a little bit and post this thing I wrote 5 days ago about the sunset:
Vespertine sunset colors
Sky into a celebration:
A last hurrah,
A gorgeous evening gown,
So costly and only
This week’s paint-chip poetry prompt is a free-write, with only three paint chips: heirloom tomato, stepping stone, and grandma’s hydrangeas. I wrote this poem as a response and also inspired by this prompt about weather.