Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Bits of Inspiration~The Colors in a Song” (posted by Susie)
“Today we are gong to experiment with Synesthesia, particularly the color of music. A while back I listened to The Well Podcast, produced by Anson Mount and Branan Edgens who had Melissa McCracken as a guest. She said when she was fifteen she had a navy blue phone and she wanted a ringtone that would match it, a warm color to go with the cool color to balance it. She was looking through her iTunes and saw a Michael Jackson song, Cheater, and thought well, the song was orange so it would work perfectly. When she brought it up to a friend he had no clue what she was talking about. A couple of years later she discovered she had Synesthesia. To sum it up as simply as I can, when Melissa listens to music she sees it in colors.
So all this brings me to today’s challenge. I have provided the following songs and I want you to choose one and listen to it. Visualize the lyrics, the music, and discover what colors you see or what colors come to mind and write a poem from that color wheel. Please indicate which song you chose.”
Scarlet notes reaching
through purple fog.
Electric blue ascension
bordered with glittering
gold. I feel burnt-orange
out, listening to jade