Per Diem Archive: S. Shankar December 2018, Colour
Per Diem: Daily Haiku for December 2018: Colour
Wassily Kandinsky noted, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Can you imagine a world without colour? Modern haiku would be quite drab without the rich hues that populate it every now and then. They are indicators of mood, a balm for sore eyes, an escape into fancy, and often a way of responding to nature and our surroundings. What does colour taste like? How does it feel on your skin? What sensations does it evoke? Whom/what does it look like? This winter, 31 poets explore the nuances of colour and synaesthesia in an attempt to keep the bleakness of the season at bay.