Colors

Colors

A Poem by Livana Lowell
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Too many people talk about the negative side of feelings, what about the beautiful part about them.

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Everybody talks about having "no feels." 
Socrates was recorded to say
reason over emotion was ideal. 
A city with no emotion and nothing but reason
is like a frozen wasteland with no other season,
full of gray hues and dull reactions
to leaves that would be red with passion,
aromaless of sweet breads and bakeries
or dinners that conjure up sweet memories,
silent of muses and pens and paint and clay
and of breezes that would wipe welled tears away
and of hands clasped together as if under an umbrella
to walk in the rain as a storm develops
a storm rich in sublimity and beauty.
People are like flowers in a vase
sometimes turning different ways.
They grow through light and darkness,
so why not embrace the dark mother,
who births emotions that connect people to one another.
Let rain splatter on the skin
and just listen
to the heart beat
through rejection, hurt, and suffering
because emotions can also lead to truth
and what is truly sublime and beautiful. 

© 2016 Livana Lowell



Author's Note

Livana Lowell
Sooo, this tries to explore the philosophy of art and emotion. Let me know what you think. I want to know does this make you appreciate emotion more?

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You are right.
"Let rain splatter on the skin
and just listen
to the heart beat
through rejection, hurt, and suffering
because emotions can also lead to truth
and what is truly sublime and beautiful. "
The above lines are true. We must test life and do things we enjoy. Boring life lead to lonely ending. My dear Grandfather told me. Travel, test life and have fun. This is what you will need in old age. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I f*****g loveeeeee the rhyme scheme and concept of this poem! The words flow very well to the point where it paints a hue filled scenery in your head. Very imaginative and also made me question the perception of my reality.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Im a big Philosophy guy! I think the introduction of Socrates here was very unique, but in your contrast you could have added Plato, as he embellishes emotion, more so, passion and beauty, thus giving this a much more philosophical field. But, it was still good. I expect to see more like this.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Sir Drift & Mr. Pulse (Y.A.D.)

11 Months Ago

By the way,

"and of hands clasped together as if under an umbrella"

L.. read more
Livana Lowell

11 Months Ago

who's your favorite philosopher?
Sir Drift & Mr. Pulse (Y.A.D.)

11 Months Ago

I like Descartes and Plato, but im gonna stick with David Hume!
You are right.
"Let rain splatter on the skin
and just listen
to the heart beat
through rejection, hurt, and suffering
because emotions can also lead to truth
and what is truly sublime and beautiful. "
The above lines are true. We must test life and do things we enjoy. Boring life lead to lonely ending. My dear Grandfather told me. Travel, test life and have fun. This is what you will need in old age. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The opening of your message here is a much more artful way to say what I sometimes say in my reviews . . . when a writer is more cerebral, conveying mostly thoughts instead of feelings. I like the way you are suggesting that we celebrate all the different feelings, whether stark black & white, or colorful range of emotions. I've always felt we need to honor ALL of our parts & experiences in our writing. Your expression of many varying details is what makes this piece especially compelling.

Posted 12 Months Ago



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Added on December 18, 2016
Last Updated on December 30, 2016
Tags: philosophy, spoken word, emotions

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Livana Lowell
Livana Lowell

Huntsville, TX



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Sooo, hello guys! Not much to say about me. I've been a writer since I was in kindergarten. I used to write stories about dinosaurs surviving the meteor (my favorites ones usually lived) because I had.. more..

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