Feasting on Yellow: NPM 2019 Day 24

Still leaning on paint chips, I realized I had left mine in the classroom.  After my walk, with yellow on my mind, I stopped by the home improvement store nearby and picked up a few paint chips.

Our local beaches are not known for their floral beauty, but I was struck by the abundance of native flowers at a beach a bit north of where I usually walk.

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Feasting on Yellow

I feast my eyes on

lemon meringue

garbanzo paste

English custard

plantain chips

sprinkled with turmeric

So many yellows

shards of sunshine

sprinkled across fields

taking root

dancing on my taste buds

I sip on spring’s energy

fragrant blossoms

bubbling, fizzing

unfolding

in my belly

I leave craving summer

©Douillard

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Between practicing for our state tests, our minimum day, and too many other demands, we didn’t have time for any sustained poetry writing in class today.  Here’s a couple of student poems from earlier in the week.

Rose Colored Glasses

I have my rose colored glasses on,

the grass is always greener.

I am going to the foggy harbor,

it’s a long drive so I need to take a taxi.

I still have my rose colored glasses on,

I will never take them off.

–Leah F.

 

Word Rocket

Poetry is like a rocket

blasting you off to a new world

of poems

and new vocabulary

plus new techniques

The fun thing is

your rocket never runs out of fuel

just keep exploring

in the galaxy of words

–Aspen

 

2 thoughts on “Feasting on Yellow: NPM 2019 Day 24

  1. dogtrax

    Yellow crawls up
    from cracks, in
    canyons, in
    caravans of
    the temporary;
    all color, bright,
    until ghost
    flowers transform,
    the wind as carrier
    of seeds of flight.

    – Kevin, (we’re in the start of Dandelion season here)

    Reply
    1. kd0602 Post author

      I didn’t know dandelions had a season! They’re pretty much year-round in these parts! I do love dandelions–I look forward to a photo and poem one day soon! (Guess I should say another poem!)

      Reply

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