Gourmet beauty, or: A gaze

A ‘Dizain’

Luscious, thick flavors swirl and stream
Marshmallow; she's flushing... so cute
Waffles topped with vanilla cream
Seeing her lips renders me mute
My mind is blank; I taste fresh fruit
I cannot tear my gaze away
Swallow... mm... mango chardonnay
Strawberries tease my tongue anew
Her woman's come-hither hips sway
She's molten chocolate fondue

W3 poetry prompt

This week’s W3 poetry prompt, hosted by Murisopsis, is to write a Dizain poem from the perspective of somebody who has synesthesia.


  • Two accepted forms:
    • Eight lines: Rhyming a/b/a/b/c/d/c/d, or:
    • Ten Lines: Rhyming a/b/a/b/b/c/c/d/c/d
  • Syllabic: 8 or 10 syllables in each line (each line being of the same length).

Click for more info about the ‘dizain’ form.


Synesthesia is when the stimulation of one sense leads to involuntary experiences in a second sense. This is often manifested as letters or words having color, colors having flavors, smells having a sound or sounds having a taste, etc.

Click for more info about synesthesia.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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37 thoughts on “Gourmet beauty, or: A gaze”

  1. I donโ€™t know if one can attach gourmet to such a decadent delight of dessert
    Gourmet in my mind has more to do with cured meats and wine
    Like vintage dining, something of that sorts
    So I would have to settle with glazed decadence
    Oh gaze you mean
    But then again you listed a gourmet chocolate fondue

          1. That sounds like a hot desert
            But it shouldn’t be bad with icecream melting all over it.

            In the olden days they were called baked puddings…lol..
            And ice cream was considered to be the cherry on the top.
            Or strawberry, depends what you prefer…so molten or steamy sounds delicious

          2. I decided to go with “molten” because the short “o” sound matches the “o” in “chocolate” and also in “fondue” – so it has a certain ring to it ๐Ÿ™‚

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