Music of Madness – Poem of the Month – December 2020

Music of Madness

Hypnotic sounds
calling in silver
from sitar strings
Following though 
forests of jade jewels 
Arms stretched wide
clutching as rainbows
slip through hands 
Crimson-pink quavers
trail from fingertips
Words of grey
float on clouds 
scratched into 
purple sky
The rusty refuge
sunken deep
into monotone
memories
as a finale of
spinning cymbals
of gold crash land on
symphony’s saffron strands

 
Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with part two of
Synesthesia.
Today we will incorporate music in our poem
from the perspectiveof a synesthete.
Create your own Symphony.
Infuse your musical experience when listening
to a band, artist or musical genre, with colors,
sounds & textures.
Write a song filled with colors.

I was inspired by "Tomorrow Never Knows"
by the Beatles from their Revolver album.
It is 'trippy' and easy to conjure up
colors and movement.

Word Prompts

Refuge - FOWC
Jade - RDP


Image by Raheel Shakeel from Pixabay 

  38 comments for “Music of Madness – Poem of the Month – December 2020

  1. December 6, 2020 at 10:44 am

    The sitar made me think of Ravi Shenkar, and indeed there he is in that Beatles song.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 7, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Yes they did put him on the international map, didn’t they?

  2. December 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Your words are a perfect fit for the tune.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Ken ☺️

  3. December 4, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Excellent poem Christine and what a great song with a great album. Well written and well presented post.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Th ask Rob. I really appreciate it. I’m happy you liked the song! ☺️

  4. December 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I so love the swelling of emotions in your ending lines:

    as a finale of
    spinning cymbals
    of gold crash land on
    symphony’s saffron strands

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much Grace. I really appreciate it 🥰

  5. sanaarizvi
    December 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Such exquisite use of colour and detailing in this one, Christine 😀 I loved every word 💝

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much Sanaa 🥰 I enjoyed this one ☺️

  6. December 4, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Gorgeous 🧡

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:27 am

      Thank you Jude ☺️💕

      • December 4, 2020 at 8:59 am

        💞

  7. December 4, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Ah…delightfully enchanting, Christine! 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Thank you dear Punam 🥰 I hope you are well my friend 💕

      • December 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        My pleasure, dear. I am fine. 🥰❤️

  8. December 4, 2020 at 5:44 am

    I’m entranced, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:18 am

      Awww, thanks Tracy 🥰

  9. December 4, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Let the Music Madness play loud and clear, fill our ears with cheer, and caress our souls with halos….
    https://youtu.be/aHmNEQYc3js

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Exactly Ivor! Let’s dance 🥰☮️

      • December 4, 2020 at 9:46 am

        Ok, but masks are on 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        December 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm

        Lol 🤣😷

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:27 am

      Thanks for the share ☺️

  10. December 4, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Oh yes that is a trippy song and your words really capture its essence! I love the image you’ve chosen too.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Thank you Ingrid. I figured I’d need a song like that to turn music into colors ☺️💕

  11. December 4, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Magical! I like the ideas of arms “clutching as rainbows” then I can feel the colors slipping through my fingers, very visceral read!

    • December 4, 2020 at 3:36 am

      The opening with sitar string’s silver and closing with gold crash land on symphony’s saffron strands. I am speechless this is so good!

      • Christine Bolton
        December 4, 2020 at 8:31 am

        The you so much! I really appreciate it ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:31 am

      Thank you! I’m so happy you like it ☺️

  12. December 3, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Psychedelic musical dreaming, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Lynn! I had fun with this one ☺️💕

  13. December 3, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I love the mad musical muse. You must have been trippin’ on this one…
    Arms stretched wide
    clutching as rainbows
    slip through hands

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:36 am

      I knew someone was going to say that! Lol! Thanks Dwight ❤️☮️

      • December 4, 2020 at 9:01 am

        :>) That made me smile!

  14. December 3, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Such vivid hues of musical imagery.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Thank you so much Sadje ☺️🥰

      • December 4, 2020 at 10:22 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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