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Monday Poetry Prompt: Chromatic


Yesterday, I hosted a Germination Workshop where seven poets wrote nine poems each over two hours. Our final prompt was a round robin poetry on demand where we each thought of a word and gave it to the poet on our left. I offered the word “French Fries” and got the word “Chromatic”. Feel free to write to either (or both!) and post your work in the comments below.



About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


11 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Chromatic

  1. With inspiration from JeanMarie…(wink)

    Hey Simon & Garfunkel

    Lend me your Nikon camera
    to make a color panorama
    all the green dresses of summer
    the soft blue skies above her
    Lend me your sweet imagination
    your harmonies of persuasion
    to make a rainbow bridge of bright
    troubled waters turned crystal light

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 30, 2019, 12:15 PM
  2. With a liberal dose of inspiration from my fellow poets… cough….

    Hey Billy Idol, sing it out loud
    cause it is a nice day for a white wedding
    cake. Give me traditional white flowers
    piled on three tiers of delicate lace designs
    piped in white royal icing, like the princess
    I want to be.
    Hey Billy Idol, now will you marry me?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | January 28, 2019, 10:45 PM
  3. I just posted the poem I wrote during the workshop to my blog. http://bartbarkerpoet.com/2019/01/28/chromatic/


    Posted by Bartholomew Barker | January 28, 2019, 7:27 PM
  4. white like hope
    white like a wedding cake
    white like the holy ghost
    white like a snow frosted
    frozen lake

    black like darkness
    black like a collapsed sun
    black like despair’s harness
    black eye from looking
    down the barrel of a gun

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 28, 2019, 11:29 AM

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