Tag Archives: PCF

After the Rain

Flower bells rain

Breathless reflection
Contemplating solitude
In petrichor bliss

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Haiku inspired by some paint colors here and dedicated to those in Ian’s path.

Emberglow

autumn leaves

Summer slips out softly,
Leaving a trail of emberglow.
Warm memories of golden days
Will be savored like drops of honey
Sweetening steaming tea
When the chill winds swirl in.
Shadows lengthen on the walls
And nights grow long again,
But in my mind’s photo album
We are forever young,
Plucking seashells from the sand
And waiting for something
To begin.

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

I decided to start using paint chip names for poetic inspiration again, though not necessarily on Fridays as I did previously (still using my PCF tag just because). These will happen whenever the mood strikes and an image from my library calls out for some new lines. I’m using the wall of colors from Sherwin-Williams. Join me if you like.

PCF19: December Starlight

Sparkling magic moon


December starlight

Enchants the midnight forest

Winks bye to the year

~*~

Image from Lovethispic. Poetry form is haiku.

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 “midnight forest” and/or “December starlight.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31. The end! Thanks to all who participated.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF18: Dandelion Wish

dandelion fluff

Dreams set free to soar

From a dandelion wish

Unforgettable

~*~

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 “dandelion wish” and/or “unforgettable.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image from Pexels. Poetry form is haiku.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF17: Winter Dawn

Ice bubble frost

The warmth of fall has disappeared,
As we greet this winter dawn.
Our breath freezes in the air
When we try to speak
Of things gone wrong.
Delicate frost coats the glass;
Looking out, looking in,
It’s all the same:
An impenetrable blizzard of blame.
Anger ices over this place…
Glaciers of misunderstanding
Impossible to navigate.

~*~

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 “winter dawn” and/or “delicate frost.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image credit to Angela Kelly. Poetry form is free verse.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF16: Mermaid’s Song


Surrender to the mermaid’s song;
Listen to her voice sublime.
Your life has been a constant fight—
Oh, my dear, I know you’re tired.
This lullaby shall soothe your fire;
Rest now on this greenest isle.
The war will find you ere too long;
Sleep now under blue moonlight.

~*~

Image from Happy Color. Poetry form is double quatrain.

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 “mermaid’s song” and/or “surrender.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF15: Stardust Evening

Stars planet car

I drove until the road turned gold
And magic brushed the dusted gloam
With silver swirls on a velvet sky;
Every dream was mine to hold
On that stardust evening divine.

~*~

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 “dusted gloam” and/or “stardust evening.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Poetry form is a quintain. Image credit to Happy Color.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF14: Island Salsa

rainbow dance planets kaleidoscope

Nobody knows what happened here…
What are these photos on my phone?
I doubt I will return next year.

Too much sun plus too much beer—
Temptation won’t leave me alone.
Nobody knows what happened here.

Island salsa on the pier?
Normally past my comfort zone…
Maybe I could return next year.

Inhibitions tend to disappear;
Common sense has also flown.
Nobody knows what happened here.

I blame it on the atmosphere;
I blame it on your musk cologne—
I hope you will return next year.

Your seductive grin is so sincere
I think I need a chaperone—
Nobody knows what happened here.
Hell yeah, I will return next year!

~*~

Image from Pixabay. Poetry form is villanelle.

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 “island salsa” and/or “temptation.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.

PCF13: Tsunami Sky

sky

You said you had to find yourself
By leaving me for someone else;
Along your journey you discovered
One mistake leads to another.
You watched the wild tsunami sky
And felt swept back to my side,
But after you had gone away,
New love blossomed in your place.

~*~

Image is mine. Poetry form is rhyming couplet (multiple).

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 “journey” and/or “tsunami sky.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.


PCF12: Crocodile Dreams

Crocodile butterfly

In the blue tropical mist,
The green crocodile dreams
Of a butterfly’s kiss;
Golden sunlight scatters
Droplets into rainbows,
And everything is bliss.

~*~

Image from Pixabay. Poetry form is whatever.

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 “tropical mist” and/or “crocodile dreams.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

©️2021 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon. Thank you.