Paint Chip Poem: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM #sol19 2/30

This month, I’m tagging along with Christie, Margaret, Jone, Mary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry. I’ll be using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, blackout poetry, spine poetry, found poetry, and anything else that catches my fancy, including paint chips!

Paint chips for today’s poem

Lion’s Slumber

Cat rests in the early morning sun
Seeks warm gold in the bluebird morning
Stretches into his sunbeam sanctuary
Morning hush between birdsong.

I originally had a longer poem planned that would include many places cats might sleep. I thought it would be an interesting way to use some of the quirkier colors I found: Shopping Bag, Clay Figurine, Dante’s Cardigan, Basket of Bobbins, Vintage Satchel. But I scratched the rest of the lines I wrote in favor of the more focused moment.


30 responses to “Paint Chip Poem: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM #sol19 2/30”

  1. It doesn’t stop amazing me the ways people find and create poetry. Your poem with paint chip words is warm.

  2. Sunbeam sanctuary, such luscious words. We painted daughter’s room twice before finding a yellow we could live with. It’s still there and one of my favorite rooms in the house.

  3. Paint names are amazing! My kitchen is painted in Cherry Cobbler with Vanilla Custard Trim–I mean how could I resist that combo? I’m not even sure it was the red I wanted, but the name lured me in! I’m especially fond of “blueberry morning” in your poem. I like how you focused on the one moment but would also have loved to see the other version. Cats do sleep in the darndest places. PS Abby is a beaut!

  4. I am resisting the temptation…. but my work mounts around me even as I read and comment on this Tuesday SOL.

  5. It’s rather amazing how paint boasts its ability to bring nature indoors. Love the focus of the poem and the cat image illustrating the poem.

  6. Love this poem and idea. Paint chip poetry – never would’ve thought of that. I may have to stop at Home Depot for some paint chips and give this a try. So cool.

  7. I don’t think I have painted in awhile. These names are amazing. You make me want to make a trip to Home Depot to look at colors. I want to see if I can pull this off! This one definitely works- I think you could do a whole series about different places the cats sleep.

    • I had actually thought about 31 days of cat poems but worry about sustaining a poetry project for that long. You could paint chip poem some dog poems quite easily too. I was pretty happy to find a color called “Release the Hounds”!

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