Once dormant, grey limbs
warmed by spring sunshine remind
us why we love pink.
Colors welcome us to imagine and remember our world, especially in spring, when the grey of winter subsides to the many colors of new leaves and blossoms.
What color do you see? Where is it? What color was it before? How does it feel to you now?
Try writing a haiku [Ken Nesbitt’s How To Write a Haiku] or other type of poem about the color that catches your eye today.
Here’s another type of poem, and acrostic. Using the letters of the word pink as starting each line:
Illuminate once barren trees
Now alive with new leaves and each branch
Keeps bursting with new colors each day.
Go ahead– try an acrostic poem!
About this post:
Be safe out there. April is time for NaPoWriMo — National Poetry Writing Month, try a bit of poetry and art to encourage others to be safe with each other. Something short. Something inclusive. Something of spring and hope. #NaPoWriMo/#GloPoWriMo
The Academy of Poets encourages us to write #shelterinpoems. Get some ideas there and share your own.
Tons of information can be found at Poets.org: National Poetry Month and here: Virtual Programs.
National Council of Teachers of English also offers suggestions here.
For other Out My Window poems I’ve written in better times, click here.