‘Synesthesia’ – a d’Verse prompt
My lime for you beryls with deep pine I coral to salmon your puce Your yellows both amber and chrome me Your bice leaves me verting for spruce The teals of your blues, they cobalt me I can't help but rose at your flush There are kelly and coal in your sable That leave me aplum and ablush Please mauve me to perse at your ginger Bister me to chestnut your green My brick is now flaming vermilion And my pearls glow bright aquamarine If I can't pea with you-- I'll go apple My azures for you burn sapphire I'm sure ivory will soon saffron me... For you've set my whole palette afire
The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s ‘Synesthesia’ prompt.
This d’Verse writing challenge is to incorporate music in our poem from the perspective of a synesthete, to write a song filled with colors.
87 thoughts on “Love, Marriage, or: Both”
Wow Ben, that was a tour de force of color. Enjoyable to read.
Heheheheh – I feel like I sort of got carried away, Rob. Thank you!
‘If I can’t pea with you– I’ll go apple’ 🤣. Nice original take on the prompt!
Thanks so much, Ingrid 🙂
Nice colors, song. Shabbat Shalom.
TY! שבוע טוב!
Shavuah Tov! 🙂
Fire!!!! I love how the colors are turned to verbs. Great energy from your verses.
Thanks for joining us at dVerse Poets.
Thanks for being so open and inclusive!
What a poem, David! What an imagery!! Keep going!!!
Thx so much, KK 🙂
For you’ve set my whole palette afire! What better love song than this.!? What a great tribute to your wife who brings color to your palette every day! I love it!
You are very sweet, Dwight
Marvellous verses! Great rhythm and movement! 😎
Thanks for the kind comment, Ashley!
I appreciate you taking the time.
Whoaaaaaaaaaaawhaaaat am I hearing!!!!
Whoop whoop whoopala
You just created a new genre for rapping. I’ve never experience an old verse setting with so much erotic rapping. Sweet sex is written all over the page. Allow me to be miss plain Jane who grab the page from the eyes of romantic era and just say it as it is.
People who report a lifelong history of such experiences are known as synesthetes…….i love the love story…..but oh tell dear sire, who doth thou choose from the array of colourful bevy of beauties.!!!!!!….. oh wow ben this in my eyes is first class poetry, classical romantic and erotic poetry.
Well, I am married, you know 😉
Slipped my mind, pardon me
Awww, that’s very sweet, Winds 🙂
I really appreciate your taking the time to read and comment.
Thank you, David.
“If I can’t pea with you–I’ll go apple” that made me laugh
The flow of your poem is on fire! And that last line is brilliant! 🙂
Thx, MJ. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I concur with M Jay Dixit. Your wit is apparent and engaging!
For some reason, I kept wanting to read “I’m sure ivory will soon saffron me…” as “I’m sure irony will soon suffocate me…”
By the way, in the line “That leave me aplum and ablush”, I wonder whether you actually meant “aplomb” rather than “aplum”, given that the latter is not an existent word in English.
Happy December to you and M Jay!
SE, you’re totally correct – I made up the word ‘aplum’ as a spin on the color plum.
Thanks so much for the kind compliment!
You are very welcome! Should I address you as David or Ben?
It is obvious and delightful that you are very creative with words. In return, let me reward you with the following ditty:
‘ben Alexander’ means ‘son of Alexander’ in Hebrew. My name is David – I’m more than happy to have people use it 🙂
I see, like “ben Hur”.
Well, I’ve never met him 😉 , but yes, like that. in Arabic it’s ‘ibn’ and in Hebrew it’s ‘ben’.
I started this blog following my father’s death so it’s both dedicated to him and catalyzed by my need to express myself. He was ‘Alexander’.
Dear David, son of Alexander,
Thank you for your clarification. Following your Hebrew tradition but with a Latin twist and artistic streak, your newly found avian friend shall now be known in your circle as
What do you think of my new name? Any suggestion for improvement?
No suggestions at all – that looks great to me! 🦅
Happy Sunday to you soon, David! When you decide to visit SoundEagle’s (intellectual) eyrie, please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment in the multidisciplinary eyrie, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.
What an exquisite line.[ “The teals of your blues, they cobalt me ] Wow, so much loveliness in your grapheme😊👍
Thanks SO much, Suzette.
You are most welcome. Peace.
Good Lord!! Where did you learn to paint so brilliantly, David??!!! 👏👏👏👏❤️❤️
on the Internet? 😉