Fight to Write: Symbolism (I am having a go)
- colour symbolism
- connotative language (especially verbs!)
Hmmm…. subtle hints and beating around the bush; negative or positive colouring of actions; and ideas or qualities summed up in a hue. What theme shall I tie it all to? I’ll give myself a choice of three…
- Pain, of the inescapable kind.
It’s 15:23 and I am cold, and the pot of water is boiling faster on the stove.
Faster than I can run and stop it.
With a blow.
The steam dissipates
and my cup is empty, hollow,
and bone white
I pour the boiling liquid by the brimful
One for you
One for me
Taste of amber, on the tip of my tongue
Burning memories permanently over hazier sun-filled days
You wait for the steam to slow its roiling
and sip when almost cool…
Eyes setting below rim of your cup
beaming directly at me.
Drained, the cup is stained
with a glimmering reflection.
It’s 15:30 and it took a shorter time than I thought.
I reckon I was greedy and swallowed all three for my theme!