sorrow wash through
me, a nerve-searing tsunami of loss.
Tart, sweet, your twinkling eyes with deep laugh lines
pull me in. I
under leaves, in
wait for industrious, distracted mice.
After long months of masked fear, the time comes
to put it down.
in my peripheral vision at first.
Long wavy tresses caress her shoulders.
Her lashes dip.
harvest many funny reminisces.
Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). I’ve chosen to write a series of them for the ROYGBIV (mnemonic for red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, and violet,) trying to compose as I imagine how a synesthete might perceive.
“Euclid, the mathematician of classical times, considered the number series 1, 2, 3, 4 to have mystical significance because its sum is 10, so he dignified it with a name of its own – Tetractys. The tetractys could be Britain’s answer to the haiku. Its challenge is to express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise, within the narrow compass of twenty syllables.” – Ray Stebbing
Grace is today’s host of dVerse’ Meeting the Bar. Grace says:
The writing challenge: Today we will 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.
Image is a painting by Leonid Afremov
My sons have introduced me to worlds of new music. Boards of Canada are a Scottish electronic music duo consisting of brothers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin. My musical selection today is from their first album, “Music Has the Right to Children” (1998.) I thought of this song when I read Grace’s prompt, and it was the song that led to the title, and then the poetry.