The Yellow Thrum – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace has invited us to once again look at synesthesia, this time music as colour.

dVerse Poets – Meeting the Bar – Synesthesia


“Although I see colours in every song, it’s the artist put his (sic) heart and soul into that produce the best images.” Melissa McCracken

The Yellow Thrum

The prologue for a country pastorale
was a warm summer's picnic basket
where the oranges dislodged and fell
into the sky a new palette which walked
like a bass line thrumming deep orange
right down my spine a glow turning
crimson with vibrations lighting up
the grey neutral neural centre with
a blistering violin solo so thin it
caught fire across the parchment of 
dots to be joined in a minor key, 
while the coda became a sombre 
capitulation to the merging rainbow
pulsating backbeat defibrillating my
plexus in bursts of visceral orange and 
yellow treble cross talking me all the way
to ecstatic floods of warm mood in C.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, music, passion, poem, quote, Synesthesia

36 responses to “The Yellow Thrum – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Music is a kaleidoscope of color! Well done Paul!

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  2. Love it ! Your poetry is pure art and soul. I always look forward to the read

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  3. Loved the kaleidoscopic essence of this poem Paul. Well written.

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  4. I so love the warm colors: visceral orange and
    yellow treble! Brings back summer mood.

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  5. A tour de force of synesthesia! What a treat to read.

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  6. This has a trippy feel to it, Paul. I like it. 🙂

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  7. Using all the senses, a fine celebration of summer!

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  8. I love this… it’s like a pastorale with all its colors.

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  9. sanaarizvi

    “like a bass line thrumming deep orange right down my spine a glow turning
    crimson with vibrations lighting up,”… sigh this is gorgeous!! 💝💝

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  10. Audiophiles feel music in every fiber of their being. You’ve captured the immersive experience so well here, Paul.

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  11. Fully agree to rothpoetrys comment. Michael

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  12. Charis Counselling

    Wow what a kaleidoscope of creative words bring to light a new world of experience of music



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