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Prismatic Olfaction


By Kelly RobertsonPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Prismatic Olfaction
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A schism of sensation

Fractures from within

Far beyond standard deviation

Making colors akin

To a myriad of scents.

Red, it smells of almond incense

Orange is chemical, synthetic

Yellow evokes Autumn’s breathe

Green of cedar, aromatic

In its release.

Blue, it smells of silken sheets

Violet strong like cloves

Black’s akin to decaying meats

White like lilac groves

swaying in the wind.

No way to rescind

the sensational culmination

that sweeps in like a whirlwind

and defies rationalization

of a synesthetic's mind.

surreal poetry

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Kelly Robertson

Wrangler of chaos. Creator of more. Writing whatever my heart desires, from fantasy to poetry and more!

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Comments (12)

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Superb & sensual!!!💖💖💕

  • Testabout a year ago

    OOOOH! That was an engrossing read!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    great take on the challenge

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a year ago

    Beautifully crafted and killer word choices

  • Gosh this was so beautiful! Brilliant use of imageries, very vivid!

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    Wow! I loved the connection of colors and scents--clever and creative!

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    This was beautiful! I really loved the ride through the colors :)

  • Sarah Danaherabout a year ago

    Nice take on the challenge here is mine https://vocal.media/poets/game-wits

  • Joe Pattersonabout a year ago

    Well done.

  • Roy Stevensabout a year ago

    It's a great idea that I've been toying with too, Kelly. Well done! My big concern is not getting tangled up too much in how Alfred Bester did the synesthesia 'thing' in "The Stars My Destination". You dodged that problem beautifully!

  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    That was a bit of a rollercoaster 😁

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    I love this! So fascinating…. Such vivid descriptions too (decaying meats, eek!)! ❤️❤️❤️.

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