Searching for the muse this morning, I read Amy VanDerwater’s poem for today. She is choosing crayons out of the Crayola box to inspire daily poetry. Today’s crayon was carnation pink. The color reminded me of the beautiful lilies that have opened up, post-wedding, filling up my kitchen with their strong scent. I took out the carnation pink and colored a picture in my journal.
As I wrote about the flower, I played around with word forms, searching flowery terms like pollen, stamen, and anther. Pollinic won as a new word choice. I found that my lines were tending toward the haiku syllable count, so I chose to write a tanka which uses the 5,7,5,7,7 syllable count.
This poetry month I will
attempt to write a poem-a-day. I’ll write about my process. The muse will come from other poets or from my own poetic heart.
Jama is gathering the Kidlit blogging events.
I’ll be joining Irene Latham’s Progressive Poem and have posted the schedule in the side bar.
Happy National Poetry Month! Celebrate Poetry!
*The image is a photograph using my phone, enhanced by Painteresque.