Let’s try writing a color poem. First think of a color you want to write your poem about… I’ll use Green as an example.
Now let’s brainstorm:
What things look (green)?
Apples, markers, caterpillars, shady trees
What things sound (green)?
What things smell (green)?
Grass, flowers, rain
What things taste (green)?
What things feel (green)?
How does (green) make you feel?
Like a new beginning
What experiences or ideas seem (green)?
Renewal, starting over, spring
Think of a place that is or embodies (green).
Garden, forest, swamp
Now let’s take our brainstorm and write a poem. I’m using the things I brainstormed to create a poem. You don’t have to start every line with the color, take out the green is and you still have a wonderful poem.
Green is apples, markers, and cool.
Green is the taste of vegetables.
Green smells like grass and rain.
Green is the sound of a lawnmower.
Green is a garden, forest, and a swamp.
Green is renewal, beginning again, spring