Unpunctuated

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Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense leads to automatic, involuntary experiences of a second one.   There are over 80 types of synesthesia described by science.   Nearly every combination of sensory experiences or cognitive concepts is possible.

Seeing music as colors is one form of synesthesia. Perceiving letters as personalities is another one,  or seeing numbers in color. Even hearing colors or touching smells.

That said, tonight our task at dVerse Poets Pub is to write about color from the perspective of a synesthete. Pick one color or several colors. Create your own Dictionary of Color. All sounds have color. The alphabet has color. Days of the week have color. Each day has a color and a certain shape.

Hmmm. I misread (failed to read) the directions and probably did this wrong.

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The sound of his smile is sunshine

scented with rainbows at

twilight and willow trees

shimmering in purple dusk.

The periwinkle ping

of an angel’s harp

tickles the forest —

green giggling of leaves.

when he speaks

a morning dew whisper

against my sighing skin

shuddering pink then blue

and a cinnamon-ripple of vowels

tingled in a wave of consonants

surge at his touch:

Unpunctuated.

11 thoughts on “Unpunctuated

  1. “when he speaks a morning dew whisper against my sighing skin shuddering pink then blue,”… yes, yes! You describe this so well! Beautiful! 💝

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  2. Susan, this is lovely. Really enjoyed these lines:

    “The periwinkle ping

    of an angel’s harp

    tickles the forest —

    green giggling of leaves.”

    The way it flows and the lightness here, I feel I am absorbed in the artist’s imagery. 😉 Excellent work.

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