Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing the Rainbow #27 - Blue Violet

Welcome to my National Poetry Month project for 2017!  Students - Each day of April 2017, I will close my eyes, and I will reach into my box of 64 Crayola crayons.

Aerial View of Crayola Box
Photo by Georgia LV

Each day I will choose a crayon (without looking), pulling this crayon out of the box. This daily selected crayon will in some way inspire the poem for the next day.  Each day of this month, I will choose a new crayon, thinking and writing about one color every day for a total of 30 poems inspired by colors.

As of April 2, it happened that my poems took a turn to all be from the point of view of a child living in an apartment building.  So, you'll notice this thread running through the month of colors. I'd not planned was a writing surprise.

I welcome any classrooms of poets who wish to share class poems (class poems only please) related to each day's color (the one I choose or your own).  Please post your class poem or photograph of any class crayon poem goodness to our Writing the Rainbow Padlet HERE.  (If you have never posted on a Padlet, it is very easy.  Just double click on the red background, and a box will appear.  Write in this box, and upload any poemcrayon sharings you wish.)

Here is a list of this month's Writing the Rainbow Poems so far:

And's crayon.  Blue Violet!

Writing in the Sky
by Amy LV

Students - Somehow, it just felt right that our little friend should have a blue violet notebook.  And who wouldn't want to write up in the sky?  Today's poem is about writing.  Writers often write about writing, and I've been thinking that this young person is very observant and most likely keeps a writer's notebook. 

Do you notice the repetition in today's poem?  Feel free to play with repeating words and lines in your own poems. Repetition can lend a playful air.

If you are Writing the Rainbow with me, perhaps your color for today will make you write about writing.

Colors can take us anywhere.  And if you'd like to join in with your own poem at our Writing the Rainbow Padlet, please do! It is one colorful and beautiful place to visit..

And please don't miss the links to all kinds of Poetry Month goodness up there in my upper left sidebar.  Happy twenty-seventh day of National Poetry Month!

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. Simply love this one. I repeat myself, but these are wonderful.
    Janet Clare F.

  2. I love the rhythm here...this is one of my favorites this month - hits my ear just right.