Inspiring Color


Ideas last,
stick barnacle-fast,
and even dance
when asked.

So I write,
dawn to night,
just an idea

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Writing Tip: You can’t copyright an idea. No one else will write it for you. Settle down and write the first paragraph. Let your idea guide your words into a story with a beginning, middle and end. One paragraph at a time.

Notes: As I write this on Wednesday, the snow falls like feathers of the tiniest birds. My world is frosted. The drone of my humidifier nearly covers the sounds ofΒ garbage trucksΒ clanking and dogs barking. And I plan to read Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye this morning.

I’m super early, but Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Kay McGriff at A Journey Through The Pages for hosting. Stop by her site to link up or pop in at the poetry party.

Poetry Friday with kids

62 thoughts on “Inspiring Color

  1. What a colorful post, Brenda. The words and image are splendid together. I also was taken by this thought: the snow falls like feathers of the tiniest birds. My world is frosted – Perhaps you will change that into an image poem for my winter gallery, Winter Wonderland. The official invitation will come out next week.

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  2. I love this poem of yours Brenda! These lines especially:
    “Ideas last,”

    “So I write,
    dawn to night,
    just an idea

    How was “Honeybee” I have it in a poetry book that I’m going to share sometime, maybe you have the same book, it’s “If Bees Are Few, A Hive of Bee Poems.” It’s kind of a sad poem, but important for all of us. Thanks Brenda!

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  3. I’ve missed your delightful posts, Brenda. Nice to be back. I love the touch of whimsy that’s often present in your poems. Only you could make me smile at an idea stuck “barnacle-fast.” Cool photo as always!

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