colour #synesthesia

our world needs more colour
for some it’s a real gift
if letters and numbers are coloured
it would bless us with a rainbow hue

for those less intelligent
we haven’t a clue
twelve would be teal
a delightful colour I feel

“a” they say is red
then “b” must be blue
“c” carrot or coral
“d” a darker hue

for I can’t see their colour
but I know deep inside
that if we accepted colour
there would not be this divide

all races and religions we should abide
love would be a burst of luscious delight
bigotry and hatred are impenetrable black
love joy and care a bright glorious green

what colour would you paint your world
does colour feature in your home
for colour uplifts the darkness
as we struggle with life and strife

colour your world a delight
giving up darkness a worthy fight
tame your mind with great might
then with a joyful heart go fly a kite

Then with a joyful heart so light
Paint the canvas of life bright
[Rita’s addition!]

d’Verse, synesthesia, Grace – my photo of wall ceramics in Nimbin



  1. I sometimes wish we are color blind but seeing those colors are a delight. I love the positive message of your poem, specially this part:

    love would be a burst of luscious delight
    love joy and care a bright glorious green

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  2. This is incredibly uplifting and passionate. I resonate with; “all races and religions we should abide/love would be a burst of luscious delight/bigotry and hatred are impenetrable black/love joy and care a bright glorious green.” 🙂

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  3. Love your pic’ Kate, yep, I’ve been to Nimbin….

    Yesterday I celebrated Oaks-Day and wore vivid pink
    Who cares what the other guys think
    Today I’m dressed myself in white
    Because my mood is happy and bright
    Tomorrow I’ll look a “Kiwi All-black”
    To match the colour of my hat
    No matter how we feel on the day
    We all like to wear a different coloured display
    So what’s so different about our outer coverings
    To way we express our skins colourings ??

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  4. Powerful and beautiful truth, SweetKate! 🙂
    So many beautiful colors in our world! So grateful to see them!
    But, difficult to pick one fav!
    I have always loved shades of purples, but the colors of nature…the blues, the greens, the browns are so peaceful to me…and I do have those colors in my home. In fact, the master bedroom is all in shades of blue! So peaceful! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  5. Love the photograph. The ceramic tiles look beautiful.
    We have so much to learn from colours yet we draw the line of distinction hence shutting the doors of growth. Wonderfully expressed. 🙂

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  6. Most of our walls are white to show off the photos and stuff we’ve hung. But we’ve done up the Kitchen a few years back in a yellow hue. I remember having one neon green wall as a teen… I bet it was horrid to paint over, like some red paints 😉

    I guess I prefer color as accents.

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  7. Oh Kate, what an artistic blend. A beautiful heartfelt flow of warmth. The colors of love, compassion, tolerance, acceptance…such a heartwarming verse my dear!

    PS also loving the image you chose! Beautiful art tiles. At summer camp a few years back we painted delightful pieces. After we put them together as a mural things that make us feel happy. The sweetness that pours from youthful innocence is as heartwarming as your poem my dear!🤗 ❤️

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  8. “bigotry and hatred are impenetrable black
    love joy and care a bright glorious green” this kate…..really beautiful verse that speaks so well ’bout our current word where colors/race seemed to divide us.

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  9. Colourful poem brings out the darkness too. My favourite is purple..though so difficult to see flowers and birds in that colour.

    Please explain the twelve /teal bit…went above my head:)

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    • ok if you look up what synesthesia is I hope that will explain … we had to write about it!

      Some people see music or numbers or words in colour; or hear words as music. I don’t have synesthesia so the twelve and teal was just part of my rhyme … I understand each person might see quite different colours …

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