April 6, 2020 “E” is for Green in Colors and Sounds
Does the sound of "A" have a color
yes say many
even without synesthesia
colors and language carve up vowel spaces
“A” the color of pink or red
“E” travels with green
“I” is for green or yellow
darker colors purple-blue selected for “O”
“U” runs away with blue or red
Or as the vowels run in Japanese
“A” pinkish red
“I” yellowish green
“U” bluish purple
“O” purplish blue
None in the order of the rainbow
red, orange, yellow
green, blue, purple
a few blue spots and then suddenly a red one
no transition of blue-purple-red lights of the rainbow
Lighter colors (yellow and green) move with the mouth’s front
darker reds, browns and blues with those farther back
redder colors associated with low front vowels
while Eastern philosophies link color and sound
with organs and elements
“Shuu” admonishes the Liver, a green wood element
“Haa” sighs the Heart, a red fire element
“Whoo” says the Spleen, a yellow earth element
Tss breathes the Lungs, white metal elements
Fuu comments the Kidneys, blue water elements
As sounds and colors swirl in our mouth
body and in the universe all around us
by Kimberly Burnham
from the Color and Healing Poetry Challenge
Found poetry from a study published in the Journal Behavior Research Methods and the article People often link certain vowel sounds to the same colors, study finds by Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com
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