Monday Morning Writing Prompt–the Artist in You

Image: Kindness of Anna Cervova

One of the things that I marvel at during this time of the year is the abundance of color that adorns nature. Summer makes me want to grab my paints and portable easel and drag myself out into nature to capture the moment. It seems I rarely do, perhaps because of inconvenience or downright laziness, but I often pull out my palette of words and pen down some colorful poetry.

For today’s prompt, I’d like to you put on the mind, if not the smock of an artist and paint a word picture, lavishing color, shape, perspective, texture, mood–whatever artistic tool speaks to you.

Please link your masterpiece in the comment section of this blog and remember, I don’t believe in deadlines for these prompts, so do it whenever you can and have fun with it. And if you are a visual artist and care to share your work, have at it!

You may have already seen this poem…I think I posted it a while back:

The State of Color 

When blue ripped a hole

in gray clouds,

the trumpet vine blared

blasts of yellow

and orange poppies

from the Orient

stretched wide

thirsty maws,

to consume rainbows

of dew.


26 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–the Artist in You

  1. vivinfrance says:

    Your poem is lovely, and your prompt sent me in a strange direction. Sorry it’s late!


  2. Bodhirose says:

    I love your vivid poem Victoria–the colors are loud!

    Here’s my entry describing a bonding experience I have with my cat, Sita. (Guess who just walked in as I am finishing this…hehe).



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  4. This is my favorite of your challenges since “COLOR” is like vitamins for me. I hope you enjoy my colorful world.



  5. mish says:

    i really enjoyed this ! I would love to give it a go – but it would have to be in prose form !


  6. trisha says:

    a divine picture 🙂


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  8. here is something for the colors of your prompt Victoria, I don’t have a post with it, because I just wrote it:

    I’ve walked the white distance,
    I’ve seen the blue of the tides,
    I’ve gazed at the stars and their gold,

    but when I’m all alone,
    when the night is black as a demon’s soul,
    let me in a garden of red roses,

    paint the eyes of fear in soft green,
    teach me how to turn the gray into enchanting silver,
    be my purple dream and show me the real color of life …


  9. jgavinallan says:

    I love the poem…also…FYI, not only am I handicapped at poetry…I have a hard time drawing a crooked line…That’s me!


  10. siggiofmaine says:

    Enjoyed the poem…so true,
    And altho I am an artist, I don’t know if I can top the photo, with brush, paint and paper, that I took
    of a pink and yellow peony.
    The world is certainly a paintbox of color here in Maine.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine


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