Hi everyone! Grace here hosting the second part of the Synesthesia series as part of our tool kit for writing.
The first part was posted here and in that writing challenge, we concentrated on writing a poem using grapheme color synesthesia.
A quick recap of what synethesia: Can you imagine music, words and numbers as colors and textures?
Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense leads to automatic, involuntary experiences of a second one. There are over 80 types of synesthesia described by science. Nearly every combination of sensory experiences or cognitive concepts is possible.
Seeing music as colors is one form of synesthesia. Perceiving letters as personalities is another one, or seeing numbers in color. Even hearing colors or touching smells.
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”- Friedrich Nietzsche
From the video above, she has chromesthesia, a type of synesthesia in which a nonvisual stimulus causes the individual to perceive color. Color hearing is a form of chromesthesia. In color hearing a musical tone elicits a color.
Lorde, the famous, New Zealand singer and songwriter, sees sound as color in her music.
The writing challenge: Today we will incorporate music in our poem from the perspective of 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.
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hi Grace- thank you for such an interesting prompt. I hope I did it justice! I hope everyone is doing well.
Hi Linda. Yes, this is the second part of the series and yes, it is interesting to view music in this light. Funny how artists view their music. Hope you have a good day!
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
You as well Grace!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I like to write about music… and for me the choice was easy… jut plugged in my earpiece and painted what I heard.
Good stuff. I did the same thing too! Music goes right inside me.
Goode evening all, and thank you Grace for another synesthesia prompt. At first, I found this one tricky, and then I had a little help from Joni. I hope it’s OK, and look forward to reading what everyone else has done with colours.
The artists can be good muses. Thanks for joining in Kim. Looking forward to hitting the poetry trail in a bit.
Welcome everyone! Hope you all have fun writing with this prompt.
Some additional schedule inputs: OLN LIVE is next week, Thursday, at 3pm EST. Our last one for the year!
Also, our holiday break is from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, 2021!!!!!
Do what? 🤔
I am Confused?
OK, I read some others and sorted my mind. Like Kim, I let Joni guide me.
Hi Rob! Good to see you. I am hitting the poetry trail now.
Also, our LIVE OLN is next week, Thursday. Hope you can join us!
Hello Grace and All. Happy Thursday. Fascinating topic and can’t wait to write to it. See you all later on the poetry trail.
Happy Thursday! See you in the poetry trail.
Hi everyone, and thank you, Grace: I’m so happy you gave us this prompt, as I already heard/saw a piece of music which I wanted to write about. I could have done it better but it’s getting late here and what I’ve offered up is all I had left in me at the end of a busy day. Hope you are all well 🙂
Thank you for joining in. Don’t forget our LIVE OLN next Thursday! See you!
This was tricky, but did my best. I find Synesthesia, really interesting. Looking at that Tedtalk I’m reminded of those patterns and colors I get as warning before and during a migraine attack. The patterns and colors change due to sound and touch, and have nothing whatsoever to do with object reality.
Interesting comment. I will be around to read your poem.
So far, I am enjoying the musical accompaniment with all the poems.
The clips are so interesting! It is hard to imagine how that happens so naturally for them. A great prompt Grace! The colors of music. I like it!
I know right. Thanks for joining in!
You are welcome!
a god challenge and such a joy to do and read, thanks Grace … a coffee and carrot cake please? Breakfast time here
Here you go Kate! Hope you enjoy your summer season. Thanks for joining in.
Hi, Grace and everyone. I was going to take the night off from writing until I saw this prompt. I can’t resist anything related to music. While sipping my red wine, it came to me. 🍷
Cheers! Thanks for joining in.
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
Love this prompt Grace. I hope mine is OK 🙂
It is. Thanks for joining in. Have a great day!
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
Oh good! You too Grace. ☺️
Tricia Sankey said:
Thanks for the prompt, Grace! I enjoyed this one as I love music and it always inspires me to write!
Great. I love how everyone is sharing their favorite songs with their poems. Thanks for joining in.
Fascinating, Grace! I wrote a poem too late to link with first prompt so will link now. Thanks for hosting 🙂
Good to see you Lynn. Hope you are having a good day!
M Jay Dixit said:
Hi, Grace! Thanks for hositng. I loved the process very much, just like the last time :)) I’ve submitted my poem, I hope you’ll enjoy it.
It is a great series to get inspiration. Thanks for joining in.
ben Alexander said:
Ok… so I think mine came out a little bit weird 🥴
Very creative, I should say.
Thanks for joining us. You can just put your poem to Mr. Linky (no need to insert it in the comments).
This is my entry: https://peterbouchier.wordpress.com/english-essays-and-poems-2/english-essays-and-poems/music-of-the-senses/
Hi Peter. Thanks for joining us. (If your poem is in Mr. Linky, there is no need to put your poem link in the comment).
I do love colour as music and word, enjoyed this very much Grace.
A wonderful world it is. Thanks for linking with us.
Always a pleasure Grace.
Late late late to the pub. This synesthesia is a very difficult comment for me to grasp. Took me a while to write my post….but it’s from the heart and true as well. Hope it fits the bill.
Have a good weekend, Grace!
I felt your words deep from your heart Lillian. Hope you are safe and warm.
This rattled about in my brain a bit, but got there eventually.
Good to hear. Appreciate you joining us for this prompt.
I wasn’t quite sure how to approach this, but just let the music lead the way. (K)
That is the secret. Thanks for joining us.
Hello, Grace! 🌹 What a fascinating prompt! 😊 Maybe aI am easily fascinated, aI mean, fascinated, though this … 👍 More obvious than by colours it cannot get. 🚩 Unfortunately, aI am hindered from posting on that Mr. Linky page, so aI will post a link to my poem here. Ai have also addressed the first video.
We know, times are so, that history is made. And names. To recall. You know, Grace, aI feel for returning to the dVerse site, occasionally.
ꜛA colour state .