The Color Red

NaPoWriMo – Day 6

The Color Red

Apple before eaten
Bite marks.
Corvette of a friend in the 60’s
Dragon MarananthaHeth so much faster.
Embers still giving warmth
Fire Engine racing.
Georgia peach, cheeks blushing
Hair of best friend in Parochial School.
Ink of correction
Journal entry of anger.
Kaleidoscope image, opening this page.
Light of ill-repute
Minx’s revealing dress.
Neon sign at exit
Opening closed.
Picture in memory
Quilt made for young son’s bed.
Rose of love and passion
Siren song of creativity.
Tulip’s original color.
Umbrella in the rain.
Vigor of racing thoughts.
Watermelon cut open.
X marks the spot where Creation begins,
Yellow it isn’t and never will be.
Zillions of them

Elizabeth Crawford 4/6/2019

Process Notes: Although NaPo is a challenge, it should also be just a bit quirky but fun. Red is the color of Creative Fire, as well as that of the direction South. I challenged myself to write an alphabetical list of all things red. Yup it was both challenging and fun.

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8 Responses to The Color Red

  1. bwarren says:

    This is awesome, Elizabeth! You rode to your challenge. I may have to try this one day. It evoked so much for you, reading like a list of memories. πŸ’•

    Thank you Brenda. It was a ride of sorts. Had to stop a few times and seek my browser for “words beginning with (a letter)”, That really helped. And it did become a list of memories. I have no idea where the idea actually came from, other than a stray thought about attempting a list poem, lol. At first I thought it was insane, but then just got caught up in the movement.



  2. bwarren says:

    Rose to your challenge, I meant, but maybe rode it too? πŸ˜‰

    I laughed at this one Brenda. I think both words are fitting. And immediately heard, “Rode hard, and put up wet.” That sort of suits my feelings about NaPo and its craziness, good but crazy.


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  3. Marianne says:

    Clever and fun, Elizabeth! I love a red umbrella in the rain. And you are that bright spot in the gloom! I must try one of these soon. β€οΈπŸ‘ πŸŒΉπŸŽπŸš—πŸ”ΊπŸŽˆ

    And I love all the red objects you included after your response. Thank you, Marianne. It’s good to know I’m a bright spot in anyone’s world, but then, you and the others are that for me. It feels good to back in tandem, so to speak.


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  4. What a cool idea! I especially love the red of creative fire! Yours is cookin’ this month!!

    As I said above, I thought it was a bit insane at first. But it turned out to be fun. Thanks for your comment, Sherry, but you best know I am a slap, dash cook at best. My first thought is often, “what’s fast and simple?” On those nights, my kids would say, “Mom’s making a surprise.” When I think of writing poetry, it is often a similar thought pattern. And I am the one most surprised when it works.



  5. neil reid says:

    I love a good list poem. and this is good. wrote a rather lengthy poem about the meaning of red long time back. of added note – not one of your “reds” were in my list. nice.

    Hello Neilllllll. Wonderful to see you after all this time. Thanks for the “good”. And no our lists would have to be different, we are opposites in so many ways. Yet mostly agree on the important things. I’ve missed you. Hope you are posting every day. Have often thought about you and where you went off to. We’ve got some catching up to do.

    Hugs from the Hillbilly,


  6. neil reid says:

    PS “apple before eaten” is delicious!

    Thanks again, and yes it is, especially at this older age, when ones bite might no longer be what it used to be, lol



  7. Pamela says:

    I see we were kinda on the same path.
    About fruit that is.
    Love this list poem!


    Thank you, Pamela. I enjoy challenging myself, especially when writing. Really enjoyed your poem comparing memories with fruit. Sweet concept. This NaPo is turning out to be far more fun than I was expecting.



  8. annell4 says:

    Enjoyed your list poem, red is good, and old memories don’t hurt! Love this.


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