Theme #2: Colorsipration

The theme for the second set of 10 days in 100 Days of Poetry was about getting inspired by colors, thus the name colorspiration. I was surfing unique color names on the internet when I saw many new ways to say yellow, orange, blue, and pink; like words reserved for special occasions, there were words also to denote colors and the feelings they evoked.

As I set out to write one poem a day for the past 10 days, sometimes these colors turned into adjectives, verbs, and nouns. Sometimes a setting for a world, a memory, or an attitude. Most of these color choices were random, but some made it to the list because of how they sounded.

I continue to be delighted by my friends trying the challenge by putting in their twists and by people I have met because of the challenge as I learn their ideas on poetry. I am also touched to know that some of my friends were waiting for me to post my poems.

Before I started, I was worried that I might burden myself with an assigned time to write poetry or a prompt to work with, but it is turning out to be something I look forward to every day.

Here’s a brief of the challenge if you are seeing this for the first time.

10 x 10

The idea is to challenge yourself to write a poem every day for 100 days. The poems can run a few lines or could cover pages. There will be 10 themes in total with each theme having sub-themes for 10 days. By gamifying the process, I hope that facing the blank page will be a little less daunting. The past theme was Rooms, which was also the first theme.

If you would like to join the challenge, hop in! It does not matter if you are early or late. Themes will be up on The Wordcastle’s Instagram account. You can tag me or DM me if you’d like to. I’d be happy to read your poems! But more than that, I hope you can find something to write, to spend time with the birthing of the rich ideas in your mind.

80 days to go!

Posted by:Alfa M. Shakya

Someone who likes to make things.

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