Friday, April 22, 2016

DAY 22 ~ "Nature Color Poem" for “30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth



DAY 22 ~ "Nature Color Poem" for “30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth 

OK, since today is “Earth Day” and we just practiced couplets recently . . . let's write a Nature Color Poem ~ It's fun and made up of a series of couplets (depending on how long you want it - or even just one couplet if you choose to only do one color).
A “nature color poem” tells about the color of something in nature using rhyme. 

Here are the guidelines:
Ø It’s made up of couplets.
Ø The first word in each couplet is the color of something in nature.
Ø The two ending words in each couplet are the words that need to rhyme and both lines should have the same number of syllables or beats.

This is my example from last year and I was really tired when I wrote it and I’m taking a couple of college courses right now and I’m fresh out of ideas this year too. It is on the silly side; certainly not heartfelt about our beautiful earth – in fact, it’s BEYOND lame, but I can’t wait to see what you come up with:


Yellow sunshine beckons me,
To come out so I can see.

Blue skies over my head,
I have nothing to dread.

Pink flowers are pretty to smell,
I have a cold, it’s hard to tell.

Green blades of grass seem to call me,
Oh, wait, I've got an allergy.
                       © 2015 Stephanie Abney

So, Happy Earth Day and let’s get writing!! Cheers!!

PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright for to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!


Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or you FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work.
 


3 comments:

Vicki said...

Day 23-Nature Color Poem

Nature is a rainbow Heavenly Father has given
Everywhere you look, it's like you are in heaven

He gave us yellow roses to brighten up our day
And blue skies above us in this, the latter-day

We also have green grass that provides us room to play
Our Heavenly Father loves us, earth his grand display.

Heidi Murphy said...

Okay mine is here: http://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/2016/04/its-earth-day.html
Thank you!

Peggy Barker said...

Black little seeds stuck deep in the ground,
Dark brown, rich soil, the best to be found.

Yellow sun shining, warming all from above,
Blue skies mixed with showers, bring fruit that I love.

Light green sprouts shooting upward, spreading, trailing stems,
Dark green leaves, yellow blossoms, warm soil, soon form gems.

Clear water we add, green weeds, pull them out!
Brown fertilizer is what we'er about.

Yellow and black, fuzzy bee's helping with pollination.
Green zigzag designed balls grow into quite a creation.

Dark green, light green and some yellow spots too,
Red, sweet and juicy this fruit comes to you.

--Written by Peggy Barker on Earth Day, 2016