You can taste the rainbow, but can you hear the rainbow?
Can you diffract out the sounds that make up the white noise?

Can be loud
Firecrackers and fire engines
Can be soft
A tomato bursting in your mouth
The sound of a satisfied sigh staring at a sunset
The screech of tires around a traffic cone
A sip of lemonade
The squeak of a rubber duckie
The unzipping of a jacket on a warm summer’s day
Footfalls on the warm grass
The whirr of the locust as you walk
The lap of waves on the shore
The wind as it blows the clouds across the sky
Rainfall on a tin roof
The sniffle right after a good cry.
The swish of a royal robe
The laughter of a child as she presents flowers to her mother

And then there is black noise
The types of silence that accentuate the white noise
The silence that shows depth of thought
The quiet brought on by awe
The hush that works its way into every conversation
So that everyone can tune in suddenly on someone saying something awkward

For: http://dversepoets.com/


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 15:45:00

    Very colorful and great examples of each color. I love rainbows, and now you’ve put them into words.


  2. brian
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 15:51:08

    nice…i like all the life you bring to the colors…listening to that whirring rigjt now


    • wordcoaster
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 16:53:55

      Thanks! Colors have always been more than one-dimensional to me. I’m envious of you–the whirring locusts are some of the best lullabies I’ve ever heard 🙂


  3. ed pilolla
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 21:58:12

    i liked indigo and violet best of all, maybe becuz they are more off beat.
    a bright, fun piece.


  4. Chazinator
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 21:59:46

    Poems celebrating colors and sounds and their associations always bring a smile to my lips.


  5. Pengyou
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 23:34:56

    That felt different to read. Wo hen xihuan.


  6. Neha
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 19:59:10

    Very colorful description for colors, the next time I see any of these colors, I’ll be reminded of ur words 🙂


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