Yellow,Violet, Indigo

Yellow, Violet, Indigo

I thought at first I could quote  from Gymnopedies
Forgetting it was music, to me it’s synaesthesia trance words

She said, sipping her tea from a cup which turned itself around
Mid air. Eesit, moorit, shulmit sound Yiddish!
But are the fleece of sheep in the Hebrides which when dyed…
Take on a new set of word-colours, roots yielding blue
Crottle scraped from stones and walls bring rank rusty browns –

Dyer’s greenweed, gules and roseate juice from limpid taproots
In the mindscape the word-colours dance and dip into deep vats
Bringing sound-energy to green rayed elderfish, ochre spotted vipers –

If I could eat one word, it would be dusk, a sweet selfish cake-monument
Enabler of sedge-dreams, of winnowed parsley, of lickerish dubh …
They talk of purple but  never how we ate it all until there was none left
That picnic when we disappeared into the multiverse
Smeared with every  sugary unnamed  planetary hue.


Veronica Aldous 2016 All Rights Reserved



About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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One Response to Yellow,Violet, Indigo

  1. Bart Wolffe says:

    Phenomenal! Exceptional! Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

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