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SYNESTHESIA: INNER BODY MOVEMENT CONTEST - nette onclaud's Blog

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BIO SKETCHES:

Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


SYNESTHESIA: INNER BODY MOVEMENT CONTEST


Blog Posted:11/16/2012 5:52:00 PM

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
defining).

...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:

http://www.superglossary.com/Definition/Literature/Synaesthesia.html

http://literaturekitty.co.uk/synesthesia/

...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!






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Date: 12/12/2012 9:05:00 AM
I have entered one..Don't think it is what you were looking for though..Sara
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Date: 11/19/2012 10:51:00 AM
joyce, sorry to hear about your situation.. when able do hop in.. take care!..:) huggs
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Date: 11/19/2012 2:10:00 AM
hello all, we have been using this poetic device though it may not be conscously thaought of as synthesia.. forexample.." her touch is sweet" (tactile and olfactory senses combined)... this is really easy!... let's go!..:) huggs!
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Date: 11/16/2012 10:04:00 PM
Afraid I'll have to let the younger ones do this one. I am using all of my wits right now to try to remember all of my possessions that are missing from the burglary last week. Have fun with your contest. Love, Joyce
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Date: 11/16/2012 6:49:00 PM
WAHOOO! Synesthesia is one of my favorite devices, yet one that I do not use as often as I'd like! Oh, yummy! Hope it doesn't fill too fast. The heart is willing, tonight, but the mind, oye, the mind is toast. LOL. xox Cyndi
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Date: 11/20/2012 5:44:00 PM
get into the groove, cyn..: huggs!

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