I Eat Color and It Makes Me Dance

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                                Color Dancer by Dale Innis on Midjourney

Please click Play for my Spoken Word Version to the music Suave Suave by B-Tribe

I Eat Color And It Makes Me Dance

I eat color and it makes me dance.
It flows into my open mouth like ribbons of sweet candy
and flavors me to close my eyes.
I see food where you see light beams, I reach out and taste them
with my lips and my eyes roll up into my mind
and I smile while color drips down my chin.
I can’t help myself, this is how it’s always been.
I eat color and it nibbles tenderly back on me and bathes my face.
I will be obese on pale steel blue served to me on orange plates
to savor with silverware of iridescent emerald spoons.
My tongue feels drops of red that turn to pink that turn to dance and then…
I turn around and there is a plié and I am executing it.
I throw back my head and raise my arms and all the colors wash over my eyes,
my nose is being courted by pale off-white whiffs, that mix with orange making peaches and cream and fantasy dreams, and I swallow it excitedly, then….
I dance**~~~~ and
I dance**~~~~ and
I dance!

Karima Hoisan
April 13, 2011
Misty Shores Linc Island SL

Footnote: Another oldie inspired by Art in Second Life.
Re-recorded and optimized… This one is for you Grace
Who loves color like I do:)

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33 Responses to I Eat Color and It Makes Me Dance

  1. Grace says:

    “My tongue feels drops of red that turn to pink that turn to dance and then…” – that LINE!! Omg this whole piece is just stunning. I love the formatting of having every line be a different color – that is GENIUS. The depth and rhythmic flow throughout this is just magical to read (and listen :))). Every word hit me in such a powerful way, you have such a gift of touching the heart on so many levels. I am so honored you dedicated this to me, you make my week!!! Connecting with you means so very much to me, and our poems connecting means even more 🤍🤗. Appreciate you so, dear friend!!!!

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    • Awww thank you dear Grace, from one in love with color…to another:) Yes love the parallel connection of our poetry this week…Thank you for feeling touched…you are someone whose heart is so open and sensitive.. I love that about you. So wonderful to have you back Grace..I have missed your inspiring comments and your fantastic poetry..you are the total win/win:)🌹🙏❤️🌈

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      • Grace says:

        Awww it’s a treat to read you 🤗🤍, truly. Awwwwwww 😊😊, thank you so much dearest Karima. That is so very kind of you…you are very much a win/win/win to me too 🤍🤍. (A third win in there for just being a truly sweet friend :))))

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  2. jsimpsonpoet says:

    A beautiful triptych – poetry, music, art. Great reading, Karima.
    (A quick question, Karima – do you need to up upgrade to upload ‘audio’ onto WordPress?)

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  3. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read the amazing work of a talented writer.

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  4. johncoyote says:

    Amazing poetry and artwork dear Karima.

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  5. Hoyt says:

    Ahhhh! One from the archives. I remember this one and enjoy it. I love when your works come out of retirement Ruca!

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  6. Layla Todd says:

    Loving the visual effect of this joyous and soulful poem as it dances off the page! ❤

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  7. love your color eating dance Karima!
    I feel you and I’m dancing with you in your beautiful words of gorgeous colors tongue and cheek.
    This is like a vivid dream in your voice and the visuals are quite extraordinary.
    👏

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  8. Me too!! 💃🏻🌟

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  9. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautifully stunning every world dear Karima. I can see you in my mind dancing to all the gorgeous colors. I love the way you describe eating the colors. Just an amazingly creative piece of writing my dear friend. Such a kind thing to dedicate this to a friend. How kind but that is you. Kindness in top of kindness. Sending you love, and many hugs. 🦋❤️🦋❤️🌹🌹❤️

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    • Awww thank you sweet Joni and so glad you saw my poem so visually and all the gorgeous colors. Yes in that period it seems I was discovering the use of brilliant colors in art and architecture, it swept me away. I wrote many poems on the subject, as if I had just opened my eyes and discovered color, for the first time. I dedicated it to Grace who ironically was posting her own color obsessive poem, so it seemed fitting:) You’re so kind to say so Joni…big hugs and much love to you my dear friend…always ❤️🤗❤️

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  10. KK says:

    A stunning piece, and amazing artwork. Whatever you do or redo has a special impact, with so much imagery. This can be done only by you, Karima!❤️

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  11. daleinnis says:

    Adore this old one! The colored text is so you; different and daring and works perfectly. And the new audio is wonderful. Honored as always to have helped; you should mention that you made the actual image from the various parts that I did. 🙂

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    • Awww just details..I am the collage-ist…you did the actual art:) Thank you for all the collabs we have done over our virtual years…Pretty amazing when you think about it. Thank you too for this geat comment, Dale:)

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  12. Navin says:

    Oh my, this piece is beyond beautiful…I got goosebumps while I was listening to your beautiful voice…loud…”I eat color and it nibbles tenderly back on me and bathes my face.”…the depth, the rythm, the colourful imagery of every single line…and then your so expressive voice…the choice of music the combined effect is magical…

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    • Navin says:

      See, I was so excited that my thumb pressed the send button by itself…Then in the end…”I dance….and then I dance”…well, all your readers & listeners would dance on this colourful…colorfueled poetry…bravo my friend…bravo ✨💟💫🤗

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      • Awww quite all right…your thumb probably wanted to dance too:) 💃🏻🕺
        Ohhh thank you thank you..Naveen, I can’t tell you how it makes me feel, to know how much you liked this one:) I have posted 3 in 3 days, older poems all about color. The last one, Dinner For Two https://karimahoisan.com/2023/01/07/dinner-for-two-2/ puts all 3 into perspective. I would love you to listen to it…it’s an unusual (for me) love poem…the footnote explains:) Thank you my wonderful friend, for reading and commenting. Such a special one, you are 🌹

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      • Navin says:

        I will definitely check out Dinner For Two…have a lovely & peaceful day, special one that you are 💫

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    • Ohhh, I love that my reading gave you goosebumps, Naveen:) I think you are one of a very few who totally surrender to a reading, a spoken word, but that is because you too, add electrical charges with your own readings too:) This poem was a colorful flow of crazy feelings and images, when I realized how very much color filled me..as if I had ingested it, had just eaten an entire meal of it. The music did seem perfect to me too..I used to do this a lot at my live readings back then…it was requested.. Thank you for immersing in this one Hugs 🌈

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      • Navin says:

        True, when I listen to spoken word, I surrender to those words & everything else disappears…you, my friend are a gifted one…the way you combine the different elements to create such wonderful spoken word requires quite a lot from the creator…keep expressing…keep having such colourful meals ✨💟💫

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  13. I love that you said you gobbled up color with me and yes, I am a glutton for this kind of “soul food” that just brightens my very being:) May we both always find the words at hand, to express what makes us vibrate and live fuller lives. Thank you Naveen for another inspiring and much loved comment❤️🙏🌈

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