Blinding Noise

“The spring came suddenly; the rains stopped, the days grew noticeably longer, and the afternoon light felt powdery, as if it might blow away.”
― Jane Mendelsohn, I Was Amelia Earhart

Fiery red does my soul burn and sizzle,
With eyes shut – lost, drowning in noise so bleak;
Purple, yellow and neon green; chisel
These puzzling monochrome thoughts – rather meek;
Drowning in boundless, brownish worlds; to seek
Vision in pearls, among chaos so black,
With stunning ruby words stabbing the back,
I curl up in this sapphire dream of peace
Emerald promises, speech so lilac,
And pastel hopes this blinding noise will cease.

“Without the color, I don’t know how to proceed. I’m lost in shades of gray.”
― Wendy Mass, A Mango-Shaped Space

This was written in response to this week’s We’ave Written Weekly; W3 poetry prompt hosted by David @ The Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week’s prompt given by Murisopsis is to write a Dizain poem from the perspective of somebody who has synesthesia (the form I chose has 10 lines with 10 syllables in each line). Please feel free to join in – submissions are open until September 25, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)!

I’ve always been fascinated by Synesthesia – I was so happy to see it was part of the prompt and can’t wait to see how everyone portrays it poetically! I struggled as I always do with poems, especially those that have a syllable count requirement, haha! I think this one could have been refined in several ways had I given it due time and thought, maybe polish out the idea behind it because I’m just as lost as you are regarding what this poem meant to be in actuality!

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Thoughtfully yours,

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37 thoughts on “Blinding Noise

  1. You write very well for someone who struggles to write poetry. 😊 The prompt reminded me of a book I read a few years ago, titled, Born on a Blue Day. An excellent book! Thoughtful of you to have fundraising link, Deepthy.❤️

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  2. Deepthy I choose you as the next Poet of the Week for David’s W3. It was a very difficult choice as there were so many outstanding poems. Yours was my favorite! I let David know and he’ll contact you to get your prompt instructions… ❤

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  3. Deepthy,

    Val (i.e. Murisopsis) has selected you to be this week’s Poet of the Week – MAZAL TOV!

    As such, please send me your one or two guidelines for this week’s W3 prompt.

    You should feel free to get creative!

    -a particular poetic device
    -a particular form of poetry
    -a particular word or phrase
    -a particular graphic (for an ekphrastic poem)
    -a particular length
    -etc., etc., etc., etc…

    If possible, please send me your guidelines sooner rather than later – the Jewish New Year is this week (for two days from sundown on Sunday to sundown on Tuesday) so I’ll have less time than usual to get everything ready. I’m sorry for the inconvenience in terms of the timing!

    You can email me at DVDBGMLNY AT gmail DOT com

    Much love,

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  4. Aw thank you so much! I’m thrilled and so humbled you liked my poem! I agree – these prompts bring out the best in everyone. Thank you for the amazing prompt ❤️


  5. Thank you so much! So happy to hear she liked it!
    No worries! I’m so sorry about the delay, I’ll send them right now!
    Happy new year in advance! Hope you have your best year yet!❤️

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  6. Aw thank you 😂❤️ I usually struggle with the fear of writing on repetitive themes, I think.
    That sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation – I hope to check it out soon!
    That’s so kind of you to say! It’s saddening to read about the extensive loss and destruction.

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  7. You are welcome, Deepthy. There is never enough time to read all we would like to read, but should you find the time, let me know what you think. Based on a fascinating and brilliant man. ✨ Yes, very sad.

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