Nail Polish Color Name Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 6/30

This month, I’m tagging along with ChristieMargaretJoneMary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy.

Today, I was inspired by Christie’s Nail Polish Color Name Poetry. I looked in the cabinet for my own favorite nail polish, which happens to be called BYOBoy. So many bad puns in nail polish color names! This didn’t seem like it had much potential to me, but I did have the idea for a kind of instructional manual poem on how to BYO boy. A little Googling turned up plenty of nail polish names for that poem. Each line in this poem is a nail polish color from Essie or OPI.

meet a boy cute as can be
not just a pretty face
spin the bottle
(metaphorically speaking)
press pause
lavendare to have courage
hang up the heels
baby take a vow

©Elisabeth Ellington (2019)

Photo ©xoxoemmy






7 responses to “Nail Polish Color Name Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 6/30”

  1. readingteachsu Avatar

    ohhh! challenged accepted.

    1. Wondering and Wandering Avatar

      Oh do join us! We are having a blast!

  2. Wondering and Wandering Avatar

    Yeah!!!!! Standing ovation for that one!

  3. mbhmaine Avatar

    Ooooh! Fun! I might just have to check out the cabinet and see what’s there. You and Christie are inspiring!

  4. cweichel Avatar

    This made me laugh! Thank you so much.

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