This week Linda Kruschke’s paint chip challenge is for a 31-word poem about one of the following: acorn, pearl or black hole. Don’t forget to visit her post to see the colours, her poem and the poems of others. Why not add your own?
Large oaks from little acorns grow;
Time is needed to prove that though.
Our words may cheer folk on their way
Even if they never say.
During August Linda Kruschke is providing a choice of three paint chips each week as inspiration for a 31-word poem.
Linda writes: ‘This week’s paint chip words and phrases are corn maze, obsidian, and matcha. Once again, I would like you to pick just one of these words or phrases and write a poem of exactly 31 words (because there are 31 days in August). The title, if you want to have one, is not included in the word count. Please visit her blog for the whole challenge, her poem and the poems of other participants.’
This time I have chosen to write about a corn maze, which in UK English would be a maize maze. I have had trouble confining myself to 31 words, ending up with two 31-word verses. The first is factual and the second somewhat fictitious.
Outside we can see Fields and the Irish Sea; Pastures with herds and flocks; Crops swell the stocks Of silage, oilseed rape, barley – And once a corn maze was a novelty.
In the corn maze The spikes of maize Dwarf little people like me. We took two turns left – or was it three? I’ll be happier when We find the exit again!