Day 9: Paint Chip Poetry #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM #TankaTuesday

PLAYING WITH POETRY (1)

It’s National Poetry Month! My #NaPoWriMo Poem-A-Day project is Playing With Poetry. I am tagging along with Margaret Simon, Jone MacCulloch, Molly Hogan, 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.

It’s Tanka Tuesday, so here we go!

cobalt indigo royal sapphire azure cerulean teal the one hue nature rarely splashes across its canvas (1)

A peek into my poem and process:

  • In strolling through my paint chip colors, I was struck by the number of references to blue. So many blues, so little time!
  • My original thought was to create a traditional haiku — 5/7/5 and relating to nature. However, when Googling nature + blue for inspiration, I stumbled upon several articles about the rarity of blue in nature. (You can read about this phenomenon here and here!)
  • This discovery lead me to the tanka form — 5/7/5/7/7, with the extension 7/7 referring back to the seed haiku (5/7/5)

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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’s line comes from Rebecca Herzog.  Participants are having fun combining two found phrases in favorite song lyrics. 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.

April

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

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

  1. Blue is my favorite color:) I didn’t know that blue is not often found in nature! Thank you for sharing the links-fascinating to read about this phenomenon!

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