Day 5: Nail Polish Color Name Haiku #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM #PoetryFriday


It’s Poetry Fri-yay! Karen Edmisten is hosting the round up this week. Sure hope you will visit her and lots of participants. 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.

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It’s Friday and it’s been a very. long. week. Time to get a little bit silly with a nail polish color name haiku.

kimono’ver here

in Japanese rose gardens

magic is blooming

— Christie Wyman, 2019 (draft)

 A peek into my poem and process:

  • My go-to color for summer pedicures is OPI’s Japanese Rose Garden.
  • I adore Japanese prints, and an image of a flowered kimono popped into my head. A search turned up Kimono’ver Here as a color choice.
  • Now for something floral. Another search uncovered Magic Blooms?


And introducing….

2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

On Monday, the Poetry Friday family 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 with some familiar “found” phrases merged to get us going. Today Linda at Teacher Dance takes the next line. 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

21 thoughts on “Day 5: Nail Polish Color Name Haiku #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM #PoetryFriday

  1. I was wondering how you were going to work in fingernail polish colors. Oh, my, swooning over “Kimono’ver here.” Definite magic blooming here.

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  2. OK, so I just got done confessing that I’m a “go big or go home” girl when it comes to paint chip harvesting from my local stores to Molly. But, nailpolish colors…woot! It’s a whole new bonanza of word play. Christie, you’re a genius. I’m quite sure. I adore your haiku. It’s sassy and fun. Now, it’s time to decide on my go to spring color. I don’t have one! Eeeep


  3. I love your search for inspiration all over the place! Ruth,


  4. What a fun haiku Christie–I’m going to pass this onto my daughter who is into nail polish and poetry, maybe there’s a poem here, or for tomorrow… Have fun

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  5. Who would’ve guessed “Kimono’ver Here” is a nail color! Such a fun haiku… and you made the process so easy. Here’s to “poetry is fun.”

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