requested Tyrian purple, or Royal purple. I don't think this is what he was expecting More color poems.
I find as I do more of these, I stretch the limits of the form more - once I was pretty literal about it. Now I try to work in at least one word associated with the sense the line is referring to, like with the "delectable" line.
For anyone else who wants to have a go, the form is as follows:
Line 1 - Your color
Lines 2, 3, 4 - things your color looks like
Lines 5, 6, 7 - things your color sounds like
Lines 8, 9, 10 - things your color tastes like
Lines 11, 12, 13 - things your color feels like
Line 14 - sum it all up.
1. Is the form too constricting, or does it work within the confines set?
2. Can you spot each use of the senses as the form requires, or are some of them too obscure?
3. Does it feel complete?