Chromatic Errors

Chromatic Errors

A Poem by Pratik

“The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.”  Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch painter)

The porcelain mattress has slipped beneath,

Arms flailing, the soul takes its buoyant caprioles ,

Encased in a plasmatic capsule,

It ebbs away in a colored monologue,

Magenta turning into copper-bronze,

And the plethora of other earth colors.

Crusted in the mahogany flakes and the fossil grains

I still feel tender shoots of old sown buds,

That supple petiole in her aquamarine glory.

The neurons affectionately respond

At the fondling of the ladybird pincers,

Crawling in their oval domes,

Their spotted rosy flavor tempting my nostrils.

Even the late February snow melts the wan,

Gurgling its way to the abodes of motley,

I wait for the membranes of the calcite shells to crack,

Breaking free of the monochromatic monolith.

© 2012 Pratik

Author's Note

It's spring here at my place... the nature is changing its color... from grey shades to tones of pink, orange and scarlet.... and I find myself trying to come out from a state of stoic dormancy.... Hope you can relate

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I can see this - all of it - your imagery is excellent. My good friend, Rupinder Singh, at Boeing paints with words this way

Posted 9 Years Ago

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9 Years Ago

Thank you Michael.... I'm so glad you liked it :)
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For some reason I love the word "chromatic"- It sounds as it should look. And it makes me think of the song "Chromatic Nightmare" by moe. off of their newest album,"What happened to the La Las".
The language that you use in this poem is very rich! I enjoyed reading the rolling words and the odd combinations that you presented, giving them added meaning. Great work!

Posted 9 Years Ago

A stunning look at a world sleeping, waiting for spring to awaken it... to bring life back to the landscape... Brilliant dance of words.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Aaran, elegant,beautiful and alive!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem feels so alive, you have painted a beautiful picture of your place with words that bring the readers imagination to you!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love nature's colors!!! Very nice poem :))

Posted 9 Years Ago

Your description took me to good and beautiful places. I like when writers take me to new places and show me the beauty of their home with words and description. Thank you for the excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

what colours...feels like a fell into a pool of different hues...wish i could remain there forever...beautifully written...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Incredible. I adore your use of imagery and metaphor in this. A brilliant and vivid poem. Keep up the good work.. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Aaron this is very nice poem and should be sold. It seems you wrote from your heart.
Lovely! I would buy it!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on March 2, 2012
Last Updated on September 3, 2012



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Hello! I am Pratik Mukherjee from Calcutta, India - the city of Mother Teresa and the famous poet Tagore. My pen name is Aaran, a variant of the word 'Aran' and derived from the Aran Islands, a gro.. more..


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