Thursday, May 30, 2013

Treasure Trove Thursday - Treasured Memes...



For Theme Thursday - Dreams

Have you touched a dream and held it tight?
When you reached that goal, felt so right!
Have you felt it slip through like a ray of light?
Oh, there it goes, woken again as dawn ends the night

One more for Theme Thursday - Dreams - A poem I wrote ages ago, as a teen, I think –
In dreams you live
In castles of futures and the past
For dreams you strive
By dreams you revive
Memories pleasant from the past

Dreams are precious
So hold them tight
Dreams let you reach
The seemingly so high sky
Dreams also sometimes teach
Next steps to take to fly
Dreams are oh so precious
So do hold them tight!

Again, a list of random B words for Alphabe Thursday’s letter B and Thursday 13
1.         Butterflies, birds, and bees – winged wonders
2.         Shades of blue – Love the color..especially, the blue of the sky
3.         The human brain – definitely amazing
5.         Bangalore – hometown girl
6.         Brownies, Biscuits, in short, Baked goods – yum!
7.         Blogging – of course, this had to come here
8.         Books– and books, if this was an ordered list, books would be right at the top! But this is a randomly ordered list of random B words
9.         Beaches– living here in the San Francisco Bay Area means we can drive to a beach in less than an hour from anywhere here – and love these beaches
10.       Bangles and bracelets – I am not fond of jewelry at all but as a child, I loved wearing glass bangles just to hear the sound of the jingling bangles and nowadays, I find myself fascinated by bracelets and buying them, but not really wearing them a whole lot.
11.       Birbal and Bachchan, Baby Blues and Blondie  - the first two – famous Indians (past and present), the second two – comics in the Sunday paper – two of my favorites :)
12.       Borborygmus, boustrophedon, bloviate, bavardage, beblubbered – Check out ‘The Phrontistery’ for the meanings of these unusual words
13.       Because - my little ones’ favorite answer to the question “Why….?” Yes, just this one word. And I have learned from the masters now – my answer to their Whys or Why nots – you know it now.

Today, over at dVerse, Victoria invites us to mix up senses and explore synesthesia. As I was researching this, found an interesting wikipedia article related to something called the Bouba/kiki effect - made me really amazed at how our brain works - you can read about the Bouba/kiki effect here, My attempts at mixing up my senses - 'Familyesthesia' (or 'Fun Mixed-up Family Sensory Perceptions')

'Familyesthesia' 
(Or 'Fun Mixed-up Family Sensory Perceptions')
Her bright yellow hop and skip
It brought a smile to my heart
My brain held on with a tighter grip
To this colorful memory of my sweetheart

His fingers dancing on the keys
Painted a rainbow of delicious feelings
Blue mellows and yellow happys
Sweet pink yearnings tugging at heartstrings

In his sweet actions for my unknown needs
I heard the sound of the first sunray
In his silent and invisible words and deeds
I smelled the sweetness of a joyous day.

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17 comments:

  1. I like both your dream poems. It's great that you still have the poems you wrote as a teenager!

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  2. heard the sound of the first sun ray...very cool line that...and music, i bet it could make you see painted rainbows...smiles...you did well mixing up the senses...will go check that article out now...rather fascinating...

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  3. I guess everybody will feel very close to this poem,,,,in our younger days we make and destroy dreamy castles.

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  4. These are all lovely =) I wish I had saved my poems from high school!

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  5. I specially like the last verse of your synthesia poem ~

    "I heard the sound of the first sunray" - a terrific image ~

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  6. What a great post!
    You have definitely captured the elusiveness of dreams!
    Love the list of B words.
    Synesthesia mix-up is most interesting.

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  7. Seems like I'm not the only one who particularly liked the
    "I heard the sound of the first sunray" part... but good company.

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  8. Excellent and exquisite poem, dreams also are our future!

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  9. Beautiful wordplay! A classic mixing of the senses in poetry is like an abstract painting to art!

    Hank

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  10. Dreams--they can suck, but without them life is not worth living.

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  11. I smelled the sweetness of a joyous day...nice.. love how you weave the colors in as well....the sound of sun rays...i will try to listen to them after reading this..smiles

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  12. The first stanza of the synesthesia poem gave me such a sweet and warm feeling : )

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  13. ..these are all terrific offering my friend especially the last one... adorable richness in your word salad... smiles... enjoyed it.. thanks...

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  14. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog today and although the start of this comment is Generic to others today I will personalise at the end. I know what its like to not have many visitors so may aim is to say hi to everyone of you .


    I love all your B contributions especially Teen poem

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  15. I enjoyed your list of "B" words. They evoked some inspiration to write poems of my own. Thanks.

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  16. I wish I could remember my dreams so that I could hold them tight. Although when I have daydreams I usually remember them and they are easier to hold tight. You are so right that we need to hold on to our dreams because they are what give us hope that things will always get better. When we think about it, without dreams there would be no inventions and life today would be so much different then what we have today.

    I love how you have saved poems from when you were younger. I wish I had saved so many things from when I was young but anything I wrote would be very special. Lots and lots of B words and I like your last poem too. I have never heard of that type of poem.

    Thanks for sharing your poems of dreams with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. I hope you have many wonderful dreams this week and you hold them all so tight.

    God bless.

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  17. Brilliant list of B words...

    I think my favorite is "because" - I find this to be the best answer to all my grand "Whys?"

    Thanks for linking up for another round!

    A+

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