April is National Poetry Month. Writer’s Digest has a Poem A Day challenge, which I’m going to participate in. A few of those poems will end up here. Check out the link if you want to try the challenge, too.

National Poetry rose

The challenge for the nineteenth is to write a poem with a color as its title.

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An earthy blanket of rich chestnut mulch

neatly bound

by a ring of eggshell and gray-dappled limestone blocks

under a robin’s egg sky

Sun warmed and drowsing

glossy emerald leaves stretch out and up

toward that pale blue sky and inescapable light

anchored by thick gray-brown stems shading to

verdant hues

At the ends

red-tinged new budding curls of foliage


crowned by bright jewels

proudly lifted to entice passing bees

bright bold petal ruffles flushed carnelian

releasing sweet whispers

on the wind


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. MidnightPageTurners says:

    Love the imagery in this one, really enjoyable to read!

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