This is a tough challenge in a lot of ways because being a Synaesthete colour is significant to me in more ways than I can possibly express. It isn’t just about visual colour. Colours for me have texture and emotion, sound and taste. My preference for certain colours changes with my mood. I go through phases of liking certain colour combinations. However, two colours in particular that have especial significance for me and that I would say describe me succinctly are turquoise and red.
Pluck me a rose from thorn’s embrace,
And deliver this heart as you would in love,
To a child; a grace sublime.
No shadow of mortal masquerade,
In thy name a question to an answer told.
To be so bold as to pluck me free;
A prickle of dew upon nature’s hand
That doth well to make the oceans
And the severed lands,
As thy words were once spoken
Over blood and sky; over rain and dust.
From this vision a phoenix rose-
My son in painted clothes of red and blue,
Whose raiment would embrace this thorn;
Not harbour malice, this healing grain.
‘Til carried forth aboard this heaving vessel
As timely as the beating heart;
The journey’s end so clear in view,
To rest awhile among the crowds-
Blind judgement pressed upon thy brow,
Forgone; as truth would stain the ground
Beneath the feet this rose would mark.
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24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – The Hue of Me”
What a fantastic photo … I don’t really understand the challenge this week, totally lost *smile
Have you written the poem too. Very talent. *smile
Thank you Viveka! Yes I wrote the poem too (smile).
The challenge is just to show colours that you feel represent you best.
Super photo. Don’t understand poetry, sorry. I am a Philistine in this regard.
I could never get past…
“There was an old woman from Leeds,
Who swallowed a packet of seeds….
Thanks Ark! Ah.. I think it’s just an excuse that you say you don’t like poetry, it’s just words, and I know you like words! It’s like saying you don’t like a slice because it’s not quite a cake…
Maybe? But I’ve never got into poetry.
When I first arrived in SA I had a room in a boarding house and there was an Afrikaans girl, Hannetjie,that also boarded that I was sweet on.
She was seriously into poetry and was a dreamy hippie sort. One evening we went for dinner on my birthday and she gave me a book by William Blake. She beamed at me across the table as I unwrapped the gift. But when I had opened it I was a bit bemused as I had never heard of the bloke. I smiled graciously and thanked her, of course; I am not a complete Neanderthal. But she was more nonplussed than I, poor thing, no doubt expecting a, “Cor, wow” sort of response.
Sigh.. c’est la vie. But please don’t take it personally?
It would be upsetting if you thought that way? Many people don’t enjoy what I write, That’s the way it is I guess?
Although I do have a shortlist of my harshest critics and one day I plan to hunt each one down whereupon I shall tie them up and read one of my stories right through…twice.
LOL! I don’t really consider my poetry as at all conventional. To me it’s more just a very highly descriptive and concise form of writing which is more like painting with words than other forms of writing. But I’ve never been a fan of mainstream poetry either. Although of course I do enjoy other people’s poetry from time to time.
I love your photo!
This was beautiful. The poem is eloquent and graceful, evoking past centuries and current embraces. Lovely work.
Thank you 🙂 I wrote it when I was 26, 27 I think?
Old poetry? How nice to have, and still like it, Ishaiya 🙂
It from a book of poetry I compiled during my 20’s that I never got published. Thank you for liking though 🙂
Love the image!!!
Thank you Jess! 🙂
Have a great week!
I really love this image. The texture is amazing.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your wonderful comment 😉
A fabulous shot and a poem to match Ishaiya. I decided to stay this one out 🙂
Thank you Madhu. Yes I too participate when I can, but life is busier than usual at the moment, blogging is taking a rest for a while 🙂
I look forward to your future posts and wonderful photos. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. 🙂
thanks for stopping by and “liking” my [daughter] with a pearl earring! I am intrigued by the concept of synesthesia.
You are welcome. Thank you too for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
Synaesthesia is a fascinating thing indeed, I thought everybody saw things the way I did until I was well into my 20’s and I learned of this condition, or rather neurological state. It adds a quality to life that can be very difficult to explain to those that don’t share it.