Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What is the sound of the color blue?

It seems my call for poetry has prompted secret poets to come out of their closets. Thanks all for the submissions.

Poetry, in particular, good poetry, is not easy to do. I'm still learning to do it right. Some people seem to have the knack more than others. Which is not to say that people shouldn't try to write poems.

What I've noticed from many of the entries submitted is the focus on rhyme. Rhyme is good, but rhyme alone doesn't make a poem. Ditto for meter and versification and other aspects of the form of poetry.

That's why I'm starting (what will hopefully become) a series of poetry prompts. I hope to get you thinking and exercising your poetic muscles.

This first exercise is one of imagery. Ready?


"What is the sound of the color blue?"

(What sounds would you associate with the color blue? Describe that sound. Imagine that you are describing the color blue to a blind man.)

Post your answers as replies to this message. Include a link to your blog. Have fun!