Colors have always been linked to emotions. Take one color and write down every emotion you associate with that color. Then, branch out. Write down people and positions, locations, objects, weather–anything at all that you associate with that color. The relationship doesn’t have to be logical; it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but you.Write a poem or short story incorporating a few of the objects and feelings that you’ve listed. Incorporate the original, inspirational cover as frequently or infrequently as you like.
sweet sticky syrup sliding to the back of your throat
drinking in life
silly sunny summer days and even
(they’re imported from South America, you know)
passion and heat and
perfectly circular cockatiel cheeks and
self-pep-talks, delicately toeing a new lifeline
discovering how to be The Girl in the
Wow…that took me, um, thirty seconds. Fastest entry yet.
I realize many of these entries aren’t Awesome poems (or, at least, they’re not quite up to my standard of “Oh, I really love that one”), BUT, at least I’m not talking about death and depression all the time. 🙂