PCF2: Morning Chill

park pond green algae bird trees

I shiver at the water’s edge,
Braced against the morning chill;
Squirrels chitter to their friends;
The lake is green and still.
An egret poses like a queen,
Haloed in the pale light;
She may not have all she needs,
But what is here will suffice.


Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “water’s edge” and/or “morning chill.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image is mine. Poetry form is a double quatrain.

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14 responses to “PCF2: Morning Chill

  1. I like morning chill. I’m glad it’s the time of year now that it starts happening again.

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  3. Beautifully brisk and breezey..

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  4. The egret watches over Julie Mae
    Who lost her way the other day
    And slipped and fell and hit her head.
    She’s likely dead.
    All her fears, her dreams, her wishes
    Did naught that day but disturb the fishes.
    Too bad she lost her way.
    Poor Julie Mae.

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  6. I grab paint cards from every painting section whenever I see them! I try not to look at the name before grabbing it, just so they are random.

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