What Colors Are Your Emotions?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Sensory Play  (posted by Mish)

We know the importance of using the five senses in our poetry and how it enriches the imagery for the reader. A scene of nature, for example becomes more alive with the scents of wildflowers wafting in the wind or the high pitched trill of a songbird. We use the senses regularly to describe a physical setting, person or concrete object. Presenting something abstract becomes a little more challenging.

What does blue taste like?

What is the texture of anger?

Describe the scent of contentment.

What are the sounds of perfection?

What does hope look like?


When love strikes,
rushing, gushing red
seas join caramel cinnamon buns.

Fear is fraught with coal
black ribbons rolling
in endless esses.

Serenity slides in
on green slippers,
and silk caftans
of watercolor blues.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to What Colors Are Your Emotions?

  1. Mish says:

    I like the way the emotions move, live and in colour….gushing, rolling, sliding.
    Thanks for joining in, Sara.


  2. Love the silk slippers of serenity…


  3. I hope Serenity brings some tea with her. She sounds lovely. Love this series of images.


  4. Grace says:

    Love how serenity slides in so peacefully ~


  5. frankhubeny says:

    Nice descriptions of love, fear and serenity.


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this!❤️ Especially; “Serenity slides in on green slippers, and silk caftans of watercolor blues.”


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