Saturday, April 22, 2017

Writing the Rainbow Poem #22 - Yellow Green

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.  Yellow Green!

Wild Worlds in Eyes
by Amy LV

Students - I was missing Misty back from April 1 and April she's back today - just her eyes.  Have you ever looked into the eyes of an animal and seen something wild and mysterious?  Ever wished that the animal could tell you secrets of the past and of other places?  I have.

If you are Writing the Rainbow with me, perhaps your color for today will make you think about animals or elsewhere. Part of what makes living interesting is mystery...don't you think?

Take note of the repetition in today's poem.  Did you see that the first line of each of the three stanzas is exactly the same?  What do you notice about the rhyming words?  Feel free to try out either this way of repeating a line or this way of patterning rhyme.  It's interesting to experiment with different structures.

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-second day of National Poetry Month!

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. Another gem. Such a great model to show ideas can be as ordinary, yet as remarkable as a cat's eyes. Love your structure, too.
    Janet Clare F.

  2. Those eyes you've sketched in the yellow been color! They mesmerize, Amy.
    And I love how Misty makes the stairs her queenly throne.

  3. Love your poem Misty's eyes. As an animal lover and poet i can really appreciate it. Thanks.