The Color of Bell Smells

http://dversepoets.com/Yum! That Poem Tastes Like a Fine Cabernet–dVerse MTB, Synesthesia Posted by

 

The bells in the church tower ring
shaded tones. Lovely peals of silvery
threads and tendrils of titanium white
float around the spire. They rise,
like holy incense notes, as from a
censer swinging back and forth,
silvery white mist, of frankincense,
myrrh, cedar and rose.

 

I had originally posted this on MizQuickly but Grace graciously mentioned I might want to post it for this prompt.

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19 responses to “The Color of Bell Smells

  1. Love the colors and scents specially: frankincense,
    myrrh, cedar and rose.

    Thanks Deb and wishing you a happy week ~

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  2. This works so well, Debi. I can almost smell the incense. The imagery just “rings.”

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  3. The song from that church tower truly smell… I also like how the movement of the bell is mirrored with the swinging censer… truly lovely

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  4. This is lovely 🙂 the images of myrrh, cedar and rose really work well..!

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  5. I love the smell of incense! And, the bell’s silvery tendrils…wonderful imagery!

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  6. Glenn Buttkus

    Being an asthmatic, the swinging smoking censer always makes me cough. Thanks to you, now when I hear bells I’ll have to sneeze.

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  7. Grace was right…this fits in perfectly with the prompt at dVerse. Thanks for sharing. I could almost see those notes floating through the air and smell the incense.

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  8. Really like the bells ringing in shaded tones — excellent synesthesia. So glad you took part in this prompt.

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  9. Ah.. church.. a magic
    place for me when
    young.. where
    confessionals
    echo
    choirs
    of Angels
    in ears of me..
    i never find a
    source for that..
    or do i.. smiles..:)

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  10. I can hear those bells and smell their sounds – the rhythm of the bell swinging, the censer swinging – the notes just seem to spiral around that tower like birds. Lovely work.

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  11. This feels sacred. It involves the senses in a spiritual experience just like nature!

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  12. mercurial flecks

    This is awesome! This is my favorite part:
    ” tendrils of titanium white
    float around the spire. They rise”

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  13. Heavenly sound of titanium white tendrils floating up around spire…lovely poem, Debi!

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  14. Second reading: still love it.

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  15. Bells have a special significance for me and I like that you spiced this words like cedar, rose, and peals of silvery threads.

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  16. Love the bells ringing in shaded tones. All the imagery here is gorgeous.

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