The other day I met with writer friends on Zoom to catch up and talk books. After chatting, we took ten minutes to write a paint chip poem from the colors and prompts below. I ended up with a haiku (without a prompt) and a free verse (with a prompt) which I’m sharing today. Having only ten minutes, they are not perfect, but it was fun! I hope you’ll give it a try. Pick out some colors (any number) and….go!
Paint Chips AND PROMPTS
paint chip haiku (using one color)
grandma's hydrangeas, gusty wind tosses petals— garden confetti ©Danna Smith at poetrypop.com
PAINT CHIP FREE VERSE (three colors with prompt)
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS A sprig of mint in green tea, Kiss-Me-Coral lipstick, a bright idea on a gray day. Happiness can be found in every corner, every color of the world. ©Danna Smith at poetrypop.com
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2 thoughts on “Paint Chip Haiku”
Both are lovely! Great idea to use paint chips! The names of the colors are so fun!
Thank you. Isn’t it fun? You can use nail polish color names too! 🙂