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Cyanic Silhouette


Cyanic Silhouette

If emotions could be projected
What colours would they be?
Red, green, white, pink?
The spectrum of the sea?

The Crimson red shade
For passion and romance,
The sombre grey mood,
The variegated trance.

The deepest shades of black
For fear and for fright,
The yellow showing hope and
Orange making it bright.

If jealousy was in green,
And calmness took sapphire,
Would deep blue be for sorrow,
And violet be desire?

Would hopelessness be in monochrome,
And purple be regret?
What sentiment could then be reflected
Through a cyan silhouette?

Farah N Huq

© 2020 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 13, 2020:

Thank you very much, dear Ankita! Glad you enjoyed the theme. Stay blessed!

Ankita B on October 13, 2020:

I loved the theme behind this poem, Farah. Really enjoyed reading about how colours and emotions relate with each other. Beautifully written.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 13, 2020:

Yup, they would've surely blended in so many ways. Just wondering what colour would blend out during mood swings. Would've surely given rise to a colourful abstract masterpiece! hahaha. Thank you, dear Lorna, for your delightful opinion and for your appreciative words. Stay blessed always.

Lorna Lamon on October 13, 2020:

As my emotions fluctuate throughout the day, perhaps a combination of colours or colours bleeding into each other is a good representation for me. I love this concept Farah - wonderful poem.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 13, 2020:

Yes, indeed! Different colours could definitely be used for some of the emotions stated. Then again one particular colour could be used for more than one state I guess. Like for example red can be anger, love and shyness and green can be disgust. Like I was saying below in the comment section, cyan is infact a colour that represents cyanosis, a state of lack of oxygen and suffocation (if you think in a medical context) and so on. I actually came across a colour chart for wall paints which is what got me thinking hahaha. Thank you, Sannyasi Raja, for your opinion. Would love to know the emotional colour coding in your opinion. Hope to hear from you again.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 13, 2020:

This is very interesting.

Although I would express few different emotions for some colors.

But I really enjoyed your colourful expressions.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks John! You have added an entirely different view to it! Allure and confidence! Like them both. Thank you so much for your fascinating opinion and words of appreciation. Stay blessed always!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 12, 2020:

What an interesting poem, Farah. Yes colours certainly reflect and affect emotions. I voted none of the above. I think your cyanic silhouette represents “allure.” Second choice would be “confidence.”

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 12, 2020:

Haha! Thanks Peggy, for your lovely opinion! Yes, I find blue to be a comforting and soothing colour as well but in a medical context blue would be cyanosis, a state of lack of oxygen and suffocation.But this blue is surely not that...haha....you are right....must be composure or satisfaction!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 12, 2020:

Hi Farah,

I hit the composure button but meant to hit the satisfaction in your poll. Actually the two could be interrelated. Blue is a pleasing and comforting color to me.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 12, 2020:

Please feel free to leave your comments, opinion or questions below. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

With love,

Farah N Huq

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