Abstract poetry paint chip prompt

Linda Kruschke has devised a new style of prompt for 2021.

For her complete explanation, the colours and her poem, please click the link.

The paint chip words and phrases we have to work with are snow daysafety orangecampfireseedlingravenmud, and shadow.

I would like you to use all seven words and phrases as you abstractly paint with these very fall and winter colors.

Examples that Drury offers the poet are “Soul Says” by Jorie Graham and “The Descent” by William Carlos Williams, as well as the poetry of John Ashbery.

This is not my usual style, but I have had a go:

Realisation

A seedling idea is no more than a shadow
Glimpsed through the window.
Perhaps it is as clear as mud
Until the penny drops with a thud!
A snow day has contrasts of white,
Safety orange and raven-black night.
A seedling idea is no more than a shadow
Glimpsed through the window
Or a half-remembered song begotten
From remnants of a campfire long forgotten.
On a snow day the awesome contrasts of raven-black,
White and safety orange may knock you (wonder-struck) back.

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