Paint Chip Quintilla or Two
This poem was inspired by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip Quintilla or Two Challenge. The idea was to use two of these color names in a poem in quintilla format.
A goldfish in his glass-bound pond,
Feels limitations of his space,
As he looks through window beyond,
He spies a nest among tree fronds,
A peaceful and unhampered place.
A robin’s egg of pastel blue,
Sits in that nest upon its perch,
A fish can’t fly – now that is true,
But it can wish for freedom too,
And a share in that robin’s mirth.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
This was an interesting exercise. I’m not sure I would have come up with this particular poem outside of the challenge. Once I selected my two color words, I began to think about the contrasts between the two animals and how they live.