Winner of Name That Abstract #11 and Poetry Challenge

There was a tie in the Name That Abstract #11 Challenge between two names submitted by Maggie this time, with 5 votes each.  Thanks to all of you for your wonderful names!  I loved them all! 🙂  The top votes went to Maggie’s names, “Monet Merriment” and “Watercolor Wanderings”.  Congratulations Maggie!

So for this week’s Poetry Challenge, you may select either one of those titles for your poem…any style.  You may enter as many times as you wish, just enter each in a separate comment below this post.  Voting is done as always, by clicking on the ‘thumbs up’ above your favorite(s).  You have until Saturday at noon central time (8/11) to submit your poems.  Have fun!  And here’s my poem to start you off.  Once again, my poem is not an entry, just to be clear on that. 🙂

Monet Merriment (Watercolor Wanderings)
by Anne Sikes

Watercolor Wanderings


Color splashes, color flows

See the ribbons, see the bows

Bursting brightly, with delight

Spreading out into the night

Purple, pink, and blue and green

Nothing quite like I have seen

I love color, shade and hue

Paint a story, told to you.

Coming up next, look for the Name That Abstract #12, and thank you all again!

Love and blessings,




About Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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10 Responses to Winner of Name That Abstract #11 and Poetry Challenge

  1. Maggie says:

    Thank you for your votes. Now I realize that it might be difficult to write poems with those titles…although I see that you didn’t have a bit of trouble, Anne.

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Well, I assure you that’s not so. 🙂 My brain has been very tired this last week, and actually I’m feeling pretty awful today still. Wrote that this morning. LOL I think people can come up with some things though…I’m always amazed at the things people come up with for the names and the poetry with the various prompts.

  2. Maggie says:

    Monet Merriment

    I like to think about him, Claude Monet,
    and wonder if he had a childish side.
    Did his artistic fancies fly and glide
    high in the skies, above the birds, and flow
    like ocean currents? Color was his joy.
    His blues and greens, gold yellows, pinks and mauves
    elicit from us breathless oohs and ahs.
    I think he played with color as a toy.

  3. howanxious says:

    Watercolor Wanderings

    The wandering colors ,
    Floating on the water,
    Cherishing the splendor they spread.
    The water colors wander around,
    Splashing, drowning everyone,
    With the joyous pleasures.
    The wandering is indeed special,
    The beauty it spreads,
    The life it blossoms,
    Oh! The colors, the rich water colors,
    Float around, wander spreading the beauty,
    The peculiar joys I would want for myself.

  4. Maggie says:

    Watercolor Wanderings
    Making Covers for Books of Haiku Written by Fourth Graders

    A pop of color….Now blow through a straw
    and watch the drop of colored water seep
    around into designs we cannot draw.
    Rose pink and red conjoin into a deep

    mysterious place of blended color cheer.
    Keep breathing through your straw and watch the flow
    turn to a Japanese tree branch or mirror
    how all those Oriental flowers grow.

  5. “Monet Merriment”

    Man did Monet dig color
    I love men who are not afraid to show their sense of flair
    Wonder if he had, a favorite color
    His works of art would cause people to stop and stare.

    Wonder how long he sat in front of his easel, before he lifted his hand
    Paints on his pallet looked so pretty, they were wet and ready
    Did he sit and look out over his land
    I wonder what he did at moments like this, to stay steady

    Monet saw the world as his pallet
    I myself no longer can paint with a brush
    I hope he was able to place amount of cash in his wallet
    Monet was an artist that I would have had a mad crush

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