Day 1: Paint Chip Poetry #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM


Poetry Month is finally here! My #NaPoWriMo Poem-A-Day project is Playing With Poetry. I am tagging along with Margaret Simon, Jone MacCulloch, and Mary Lee Hahn. We will be playing with Haikubes, Magnetic Poetry, Metaphor Dice, and Paint Chip Poetry (I raided Home Depot).  I’m even throwing in nail polish color names as inspiration, just for fun! Play along, if you’d like! We are using the Twitter hashtag #playwithpoetryNPM to see what poetic mischief everyone is getting into.

A handful of paint chip colors inspired today’s first offering.

Back to nature

Longing for soft buttercups

The garden fairy

And fern canopies

Beyond the garden wall

On this rainy afternoon

Filled with gray mist

From a spring storm

— Christie Wyman, 2019 (draft)


And introducing….

2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

Starting today members of the Poetry Friday family have launched the 7th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. (Click here to learn more.) Many of us have signed up to provide a line for the 2019 poem. Author/poet Matt Forrest Esenwine kicked things off this morning with some familiar “found” phrases merged to get us going. I’m excited to provide the 14th line on Sunday, April 14th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.


1 Matt @Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme

2 Kat @Kathryn Apel

3 Kimberly @KimberlyHutmacherWrites

4 Jone @DeoWriter

5 Linda @TeacherDance

6 Tara @Going to Walden

7 Ruth @thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown

8 Mary Lee @A Year of Reading

9 Rebecca @Rebecca Herzog

10 Janet F. @Live Your Poem

11 Dani @Doing the Work that Matters

12 Margaret @Reflections on the Teche

13 Doraine @Dori Reads

14 Christie @Wondering and Wandering

15 Robyn @Life on the Deckle Edge

16 Carol @Beyond LiteracyLink

17 Amy @The Poem Farm

18 Linda @A Word Edgewise

19 Heidi @my juicy little universe

20 Buffy @Buffy’s Blog

21 Michelle @Michelle Kogan

22 Catherine @Reading to the Core

23 Penny @a penny and her jots

24 Tabatha @The Opposite of Indifference

25 Jan @Bookseestudio

26 Linda @Write Time

27 Sheila @Sheila Renfro

28 Liz @Elizabeth Steinglass

29 Irene @Live Your Poem

30 Donna @Mainely Write


9 thoughts on “Day 1: Paint Chip Poetry #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM

  1. I love that you’re doing fingernail polish colors, too! Yesterday my hyacinths had to hunker down because we had SNOW FLURRIES! Nature’s one-day-early April Fools Day prank!

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  2. Seeing your Facebook post was the final nudge I needed to try this out, Christie. Your sample color names are so lovely and you’ve crafted such a beautiful poem from them. Ethereal. My paint names were mostly much more mundane and my poem went in a direction that leaves me slightly concerned for my mental health. But, I did have fun 🙂 Thanks! Also, I’m uber- impressed with your determination to write every day this month. Again!


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