NaPoWriMo PROMPT: . Take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go.
Outside My Window
The marmalade cat surveys
A reflection of flames flickering
On the glass pane
Where venetian blinds mute
The palette of spring
Chartreuse leaves on Japanese maple
French vanilla scoops of bloom,
The blessing of skimmia,
The old bedpost where a faded
Copper sun waits for leaves to fan
A riot of summer sword ferns,
A kiss of breeze, gentle on cedar
The black madona watches all.