In this activity, we’re going to write short poems all about the colours in your village.
Create #8: Coloured Days
Think of all the different colours you would find in your village; for example, the ‘red’ letter box, the ‘green’ shop door, the ‘blue’ notice board.
Make a list of as many as you can think of—once you get going, you’ll find there are lots of them.
- Pick four different colours—they could be red, blue, yellow, pink, green, black, white etc.
- Write a sentence about something of that colour that you would find in your village.
Here’s an example, using red, green, blue and white. The sentences are about the village where I grew up.
Red school jumper ready, on my way to Middle School.
Mr Sheldrake’s green garden shed where he kept all the footballs I kicked over his fence.
The brooding blue sky before the thunder. We need the rain, Uncle Jack used to say.
I pass White House Farm where he worked driving tractors, clearing ditches.
Once you get going, it’s difficult to stop—write two or three poems, using different colours.
- Do different colours make for different sorts of poems?
- Are your brightly coloured poems more positive and uplifting than the more sombre coloured ones?
- Or do the silvers and greys lend themselves to peaceful reflections.
Don’t forget to email your poems to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can post them to the Gallery for everyone to enjoy.