Eating words

‘mellifluous’ is yellow,
a mango

‘diabolical’ is red,
a Habanero

‘shimmering’ is gold,
champagne

‘malevolent’ is purple,
indelible liquorice

chocolate is black,
chocolate! What do you think?!

‘patented’ is …

..inedible

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26 thoughts on “Eating words

  1. I agree πŸ™‚ Fantastic peom – I have colours for lots of words – must be based on historical associations I suppose (I have colours for names too) – haha Habanero is a splendid word isn’t it!

  2. Bwahaha – @ purple-black teeth!

    Black – evil – temptation = chocolate

    and you’re dead right, Bb, patented – leather – inedible

    Nice post with a difference… Love it!

  3. the taste and colour of words, … always a treat to read your poems bb, and I am tasting the words ‘mellifluous’ sounds vaguely sinister but at the same time, rolls off the tongue… like melted chocolate… Sigh!! got any?… πŸ˜‰ xPenx

    • Thank you, Pen πŸ˜€ ‘rolls off the tongue’ is a wonderful take on mellifluous – the deep beautiful voices of men. I’ve put myself on chocolate rations, so haven’t any to spare, he,he πŸ˜‰

  4. You have such a great imagination and way with words. It’s odd, but I have often thought of licorice as being malevolent. Have you ever seen it being made ? The colour and texture is like something from the depths of hell. I absolutely love this, Bluebee!

    • Thanks, Selma! Purple, malevolent and liquorice together conjure up visions of Cruella de Ville πŸ˜‰ I haven’t seen it made which is probably just as well given your description πŸ˜€

    • Thank you, Monica. I shall certainly take a look – it’s a truly fascinating neurological phenomenon, but one, I would imagine, that’s quite disorientating to experience at the level that synaesthetes do.

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