greetings, dear soupers!...this contest is about sensory images based on synesthesia… synesthesia [sin-es-thee-zia] in poetry: an attempt to fuse
different senses by describing one in terms of another...
an example of synesthetic description comes from John Keat’s poem, Endymion:
“….lost in pleasure at her
feet he sinks,
Touching with dazzled lips her starlight hand. “
(The interplay of sight and touch is
...psychologists include seven kinds of mental images: 1) visual (sight, then brightness, color, and motion),2) auditory (hearing), 3) olfactory (smell), 4)gustatory (taste), 5) tactile(touch, temperature, texture), 6) organic(awareness of heartbeat, breathing), and7) kinesthetic (awareness of muscle tension and movement).
write an original, NEW poem on INNER BODY MOVEMENT .. how does your body move, connect with sensations in unconscious ways when you are in your special space ( a garden, the park, open field---this is up to you).. what makes your motion free from mental expression? …observe how a cat stretches unknowingly, or how a child swivels in a carnival, an adult sways with the wind…
the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOL5tZSrTmM is your guide…
please take note: *conveying synesthetic imagery and pictorial appeal using kinesthetic with 1 or 2 senses would be required… *only free verse is allowed, minimum 14 lines, max 18…*no erotica, please!...
take your programmed head off and allow yourself to feel your inner energy… be alive, feel your body flowing spontaneously!
sources for review:
...other poets you may want to explore are :Percy Bysshe Shelly, Marianne
Moore, Robert Frost, Emily Dickson,E.E. Cummings, and Pablo Neruda.
have have and move, move!... getting excited for all of you!
huggs and love!