This month Linda Kruschke is linking all the paint chip challenges together. The first eight-line verse or octave has to include three of the words or phrases: teddy bear, Sisyphus’ boulder, old leather boots, red carpet and coffee.
Don’t forget to visit Linda’s blog for the whole of the challenge, her poem and links to other participants’ blogs.
Until I have all the paint chips, I can’t choose a proper title.
Sometimes life feels like Sisyphus’ boulder. No-one rolls out the red carpet for us; Sometimes they give us the cold shoulder And don’t even drink coffee with us. We needn’t keep feeling hard done by. Although some tasks are repetitive, Thinking of others and how we can try To help is better than being competitive.
This week Linda Kruschke has another challenge from the S section of the poetry dictionary. Do visit her blog to see the full definition, the colours, her poem and the poems of other participants.
And here is my challenge: to use one or more sentence fragments expressively or rhythmically. You might even choose to write your whole poem as a series of sentence fragments, so long as you do it intentionally and not carelessly. You can write a few couplets, a triolet, a little free verse, or a haiku. Whatever form you choose is up to you, but just be sure to include one or more fragments. The paint chip words and phrases that you have to work with in your poem are cotton candy, endless dunes, fresh-squeezed, sunny-side up, cream of the crop, verdant, and clown nose.
This week’s challenge from Linda Kruschke is from the letter S. The definition of slant rhyme is long, so why not pop over to her blog to find out all about it?
The paint chip words and phrases you have to work with are wheat fields, raven, moonstone, foggy harbor, and brown-paper package. In celebration of my 35th wedding anniversary, I would like you to use three of these five paint chips in your poem. They can be part of a slant rhyme or used elsewhere in the poem.