Shawn L. Bird

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poem-Listen Carefully-paint chip poetry April 3, 2021

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:13 pm
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Today’s prompt from involves making a universal deck of 100 words and then drawing a couple of words. I don’t have time or inclination to do that, but I do have this lovely Paint Chip Poetry kit, and that seems to suit the spirit of the prompt.

I received my Paint Chip Poetry kit from my Writerly Kit Subscription Box, a fun box of writerly inspiration that arrives in my mailbox ever couple of months. I’ve even been a feature writer for the kit, which was an honour.



Lunar bramble

lap swim

grizzly gargoyle

penny… tea leaves…

marachino heartbeat

baby sweater

tickled pink.

May be an image of indoor and text that says "Paint LISTEN CAREFULLY Poetry Prompt maraschino heartbeat baby sweater tickledpink"

I quite like how there’s a whole story unfolding in this one! It reminds me of this family legend:
A gypsy told my paternal grandmother that she would have a grand-daughter. Since Dad’s wife at the time couldn’t have kids, and they’d adopted 3 boys, it was thought impossible. But Dad had a second wife, and when my grandmother was 86, she got to hold me! She died the following year.




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3 Responses to “poem-Listen Carefully-paint chip poetry”

  1. Leon Stevens Says:

    Great idea! Reminds me of fridge magnet poetry, just more esoteric.

  2. What a lovely story. The Paint Chip Poetry Chip kit looks fun too!

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