Paint Chip Poetry #playingwithpoetrynpm

A paint chip poem inspired by Elisabeth Ellington who was inspired by an I am exercise in Susan Goldsmith Woodbridge’s book, Poemcrazy, Freeing Your Life with Words.

Paint chips are amazing. Go on over to the hardware store and load up. I want a second set right now. Devoid of verbs, paint chip names abound with adjectives and nouns. To complete this exercise like the mentor, I transposed one title and added articles, prepositions and the sentence stems from the exercise. This was fun.

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Poemcrazy exercise

Just pile on words. Don’t think. See images. Daydream with words. Wander. Go crazy defining yourself…

 

 

 

 

What I Am

I am seasoned salt,

the pencil sketch of early September.

The clear vista of my heart

is a stargazer on a September morning.

I am every growing season

keeping promises of a new day on

a distant shore.

I don’t know soft secrets or solemn silence.

I’m a blazing bonfire in the

Chicago fog,

a summer dragonfly at a lawn party.

I want to be a rolling pebble,

A sand pearl, a hush in beach grass.

3 thoughts on “Paint Chip Poetry #playingwithpoetrynpm

  1. “the pencil sketch of early September” spoke directly to me! I could see the sketch of the trees, still full of leaves, some beginning to change color. This was a beautiful read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is amazing! I can’t believe how wonderful these poemcrazy/paint chip mashup poems turn out to be. So many lines here that made me catch my breath. Also, verbs are hard in paint chip poetry! I ended up turning other parts of speech into verbs where I could in one of my paint chip poems.

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