Sunday, April 11, 2021

DAY 11 ~ "Color Poem" for “30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth

Can you believe we are already a THIRD of the way through Poetry Month? We have had fun with our new friends joining us this year but we are really missing some people from years past. I think it’s just been such a crazy year that not everyone is able to join us this time. But let your friends that have joined us in the past know that we miss them and they can jump in any time!!

So, Sundays are usually busy with family and worship so I thought we would do this simple little poetry form today. Let’s write a “COLOR POEM.”

There are actually several ways to write a color poem if you care to Google it but for our purposes, we are going to follow this one. It’s sweet and simple. I like it because it has a metaphor and three similes and y’all know I am partial to using parts of speech when writing poetry. (It’s the teacher and grammar nerd in me). So here goes:

This poem is just four lines. So short and simple perhaps you will want to do several color poems using a different color each time.


A “metaphor” uses the word is. It’s a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to draw a comparison. It is not the same as a simile.

A simile uses the word like or as in order to make a comparison, whereas metaphors use is or are. So if you say “If I were” or “If you were” and named the thing (noun), it is a metaphor.

A metaphor: Your hair is golden flax.

A simile: Your hair is like golden flax.

Here is the pattern for our color poem:

Line 1: metaphor ~ what “feeling” does this color give you – call it that

Line 2: simile ~ example using a simile

Line 3: simile ~ another example using a simile

Line 4: simile ~ final example using a simile

And that’s as easy as it gets!!


And here is a VERY simple sample (did you like that little “alliteration?) from a few years ago:


Blue is peace.

Like the end of a perfect day,

Like the smile of a newborn,

As comforting as a downy quilt.

© 2017 Stephanie Abney


Wrote this one today:


Pink is happiness.

Like a giggling, happy toddler,

Like cotton candy at the fair,

As joyful as a puppy wagging its tail, just because you are near.

© 2021 Stephanie Abney


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Image by Sally Wynn from Pixabay 


Unknown said...

Day 11-Color Poem

Yellow is the sunshine
Like the fire that warms your heart
Like the flowers that carpet the meadow
As happy as a child’s laughter

Connie Cockrrell said...

Purple is joy.
Like the smell of lilacs in the morning,
Like the sweetness of biting into a grape,
As giggles from your toddler eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Oh my gosh. Posting on the Book of Faces is giving me an ulcer. It's so boggy for me right now. I have to figure this out or it's gonna drive me bonkers. But here's my stuff for day 11: