It’s Meeting the Bar at dVerse Poets Pub!
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.
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: