Thursday, April 24, 2008

Poetry Stretch Results - Color Poems

The challenge this week was to write a poem about a color. Here are the poems that have been written to date.
Felix Morgenstern at Garden of Literary Confusion shares the poem About My Favorite Color. Welcome, Felix!

Elaine at Wild Rose Reader shares three color poems, two of which are acrostics.

MsMac at Check It Out worked with two third grade classes to write a whole bunch of color poems. Woot!

Rae Trigg at Rae's Ramblings shares a poem on the color black. Welcome Rae!

Diane Davis is in with a poem about the color red.

cloudscome at a wrung sponge shares a poem entitled Esperanto: Ode to Green.

Stacey at Two Writing Teachers shares a list poem about the color green.

sister AE at Having Writ is in with a poem entitled Late Spring Color.
Here is my offering. Since the spring semester is coming to an end, my mind is already on summer and one of the colors I associate with it.
What is red?

Red is
luscious strawberries,
ripe, round cherries, and
plump raspberries,
all picked by hand.

It is watermelon juice
dribbling down your chin and
tomatoes eaten
every day for lunch.

It is pitchers of Kool-aid,
Popsicle tongue, and
wiggly, jiggly Jell-O.

It is a ballpark hot dog,
the ketchup that smothers it,
and the stain it leaves behind.

It is cement-torn knees,
eyes that open underwater
in the pool, and
tender skin cooked by the sun.

It is written all over
the July 4th parade,
from the engine that leads it,
to the streamers that mark it,
and the flags that wave
along its path.

It is in the melting sun,
shooting fireworks, and
campfire flames.

Red is the
herald of
It's not too late if you still want to play. Leave me a note about your color poem and I will add it to the list.


  1. Tricia, We played today at:

  2. you can find my poem at

  3. I wrote one on the color green.

  4. How about adding some yellow to this rainbow? This isn't strictly about yellow, but it is the star of the poem.