Color Poetry Lessons!

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)?
Gardens, forests

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

One response to “Color Poetry Lessons!

  1. Razzmatazz
    By Lisa Putman

    Pretty in pink like flamingos playing dress up with Gerbera daisies for hats, wearing
    Lady Slipper heels with kissable lips

    Alluring as the melody of the ice cream man dancing with the tiny ballerina
    on her music box stage

    Sweet like Bubblegum sending Cotton Candy a bouquet of Forget Me Nots

    Fragrant like rose petals twirling as the Dancing Lady Orchid
    waltzes with Vanilla Bean

    Petunia collides on the ice with Sweet William in flirtatious femininity. He winks, takes a bow, reaches for her hand in confident exhilaration

    Self-indulgent as any Moon Flower sharing a bubble bath with the Morning Glory

    Razzmatazz is the Queen of the Night on an Island of Sri Lanka after midnight dressed as a daydream

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