Linda Kruschke’s paint chip poetry prompt this week left the choice open to us. I wrote a very clunky 20 line rhyme, which only had the merit of being factual. Then I decided to try haikus. My Grandma wasn’t a gardener, so didn’t have any hydrangeas, but I guess a little poetic licence is permissible!
Linda was busy coordinating a writing competition. She writes:
So today I’m just posting a few paint chips with no other details. It’s a free write week. Do with these three paint chips whatever you want.
The words and phrases you have at your disposal are stepping stone, grandma’s hydrangeas, and heirloom tomato.
Have some fun with this one, with no parameters to hold you back.
Plants are sprouting shoots.
Grandma’s hydrangeas were blue;
Our lace-caps are pink.
Plants’ crop may be tastier
Than we remember.
Is sometimes a stepping stone
To having bird seed.