The Poetry Wheel


Color Wheel by Pre-School Daze.com via Google Images

Poetry bleeds red,
surges from the womb,
trickles down the page.
Words pool at your feet.

Poetry skulks black,
struggles in dark corners,
slithers in the night.
Words labor to console.

Poetry flows blue,
springs from barren deserts,
saturates the leaves.
Words quench dying thirst.

Poetry glows gold,
gentle penetration,
fills these empty pages.
Words satiate desire.

Poetry blushes wine,
emanating spirit,
kneads the tired soul,
lifts from weariness.

Poetry sprouts green,
nourishes understanding,
words hard to digest,
unlocking limitations.

Poetry throbs orange,
explodes upon the tongue,
demands to be set freeโ€”
words forged in searing fire.

Poetry scours white,
purifies the meaning.
Freshest words that breathe,
borne upon the breeze.

I’m happy to link this to dVerse Open Link Night where talented poets from all over the globe submit their poetry of choice. We welcome newcomers, whether you simply want to browse or, hopefully, bring a poem of your own to share. The “pub” opens Tuesday at 1500 EDT.

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35 thoughts on “The Poetry Wheel

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Enjoyed reading again.

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  3. siggiofmaine says:

    Awesome…love it !
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  4. Hi Victoria, no I have never (heard of) read those two authors you mentioned. Sorry.

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  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    I loved every rainbow breath of this piece. Perfectly wonderful. Read and reread.

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  7. ManicDdaily says:

    A lot of fun, Victoria! I’ve been thinking about colors but in a very different context. Much enjoyed. k.

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  8. Steve King says:

    What a spectrum–writing given texture in all its meanings. Thoughtful, ingenious piece. Much enjoyed!

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  9. Brilliant, with its powerful repetition I’d love to hear it read aloud.

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  10. dfb says:

    I think this is a fabulous poem, Victoria.

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  11. dani says:

    love, Love, LOVE this, Victoria! and each verse is perfect for its color!
    โ™ฅ

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  12. How appropriate to describe the poetry with color…you have described it beautifully.

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  13. gardenlilie says:

    Victoria! This is good, really good! Few words and so much there. You should repost this on twitter this week!

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  14. Another absolutely scrumptious color poem from you! Poetry and art together again, I feel positively spoiled :D.

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  15. libithina says:

    the multi color of of voice and words heard in poetry – lovely – Lib

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  16. ayala says:

    Love the colors…love the poetry ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. I love the way you’ve used the entire palette of emotions and colour here. It’s vibrant!

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  18. leahJlynn says:

    Brava, i adored this encouraging and exciting poem of yours.

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  19. Laurie Kolp says:

    Yes, poetry is very colorful, I love this!

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  20. I love the glowing, blushing and vibrant colors you painted here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. This has all the quality of an artist’s palette, so rich in textures and vibrant in colour. A truly lovely word painting.

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  22. vivinfrance says:

    This is wonderful – you’ve managed to include all the excitement, frustration, despair and elation that goes with being a poet.

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  23. Love the colors, and the imagery is stunning. Wonderful piece, V.

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  24. janehewey says:

    absolutely gorgeous. glowing, blushing, sprouting, and throbbing. my taste buds and all other senses are wide awake now!.

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  25. Kim or Lisa says:

    A very interesting poem, I like the imagery it provokes.

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  26. Mohana says:

    the rainbow of emotions, passions: poetry!

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  27. claudia says:

    i love when poetry is fresh and makes us think in unusual directions…also the lifting from weariness, kneading the tired soul…oh i so get this..

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  28. Susan says:

    I think I like orange the best, though that may be because of all together. “The Poetry Wheel” of color/fortune! Thi is quite hot!

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  29. You’re always so creative. I marvel at your ability to turn pictures into words and words into pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Mary says:

    So many beautiful stanzas here, Victoria. Lovely to think about how COLOR is connected to poetry. My favorite two stanzas would be the ‘blue’ and the ‘orange’ stanzas. But really the whole poem was colored VIVID!

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  31. brian miller says:

    smiles….lovely victoria….poetry is art and you’ve shown that…love all the color and different textures you bring to it in your words and descriptions…i rather like the kneeding of tired souls….smiles.

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  32. jmgoyder says:

    This is such a work of art Victoria – oh thank you. I feel inspired to write poetry again because of this poem.

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  33. dragonkatet says:

    The picture is interesting and your poem is an exquisite experience in and of itself, Victoria. I read it several times, just enjoying the images and feelings it evoked. Good alliteration and internal rhyme in this one, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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