Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #44

It’s week 44! I can’t believe we’ve been at this for so long. We started in winter, cruised through spring and summer, and now are well into fall. We’ve seen a panoply of colors I’m more ways than one.

This Week’s Challenge

This week our theme comes from page 237 of The Romantic Poets, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called “The Nightingale.”

You can also write a conversation poem, if you like, or write a poem set in April 1798. Please use at least three of the following paint chip words and phrases: wild blue yonder, lavender, supernova, highlighter, elephant, teddy bear, and dinosaur. As always, there will be extra bonus points if you use them all.

My Poem

While I’m intrigued by the idea of a conversation poem, I’m saving that for another day. I’ve decided to write an ode to beautiful things.

The Beautiful Nightingale's Song

The Nightingale serenades his mate
With a melodious late night tune

Deep in the wild blue yonder she waits
Listening to his song during June

Her heart bursts like a supernova
Burning bright with elephant-sized love

Dwarfed only by love of Jehovah
The Nightingales' Creator above

Comingled with wafting lavender
The Nightingale's song ushers in peace

A beautiful night oh so tender
Causes all our strife to cease

Well, I finished that poem and realized I hadn’t used teddy bear, and I love teddy bears, so I had to write another short one.

My Teddy Bear

My Teddy Bear and a Nightingale
Floated downstream one day
Stopping to pick some lavender
Before continuing on their way

They returned from the wild blue yonder
With a bouquet for me in hand
The Nightingale sang me a song
And related their voyage so grand

Your Turn

For those who haven’t participated before, here’s the deal: You can post your poem in the comments, or you can post it on your blog and put a link in the comments. Be sure to check out the other poems written in response to the prompt and leave a comment. That’s my favorite part of these prompts.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


16 Responses

    • Thank you. I hope you realize that you coming in with your poem on Thursday afternoon is the reason I remember it’s Thursday and I need to do my post for the following morning. If not for you, there would likely not be many 7:00 a.m. postings. 🙂

      • No, never been to Africa. I tried to make this a conversation between our ancestors awaiting their entry into Ohio in 1798, but I couldn’t figure out how to work “elephant” and “nightingale” (a bird not in the Americas) into it. Africa seemed to be the logical Plan B.

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