It’s All About the Eyes

They’re windows to the soul – eyes are powerful in the way they convey emotion. They speak volumes without saying a word.

It’s in the Eyes

Eye Don't Cry

In the eyes, you see what clever souls will divinate:
Emotions rampant, too and fro, they roil just like the sea.
A careful sage might sail those waves, of love and hate,
in the eyes. You see?

Now one must wonder who will sail and what they want to be
to one whose fragile orbs for eyes are color-filled of late –
Their deepest blue is feeling green, against a red marquee.

Sadly when those eyes looked round, they saw a love abate:
For sage’s ship found other ports where they would sightsee.
So sail right past this port or find I’m full of rage, ingrate,
in the eyes you see.

I fell back to a favorite poetic form, the Roundel, for the Poetry Pantry #152 writing prompt. The picture was a lovely peacock. I immediately thought of eyes and started writing. While I didn’t right exactly about the photo, I enjoyed the challenge of writing in this form. Using that refrain in different ways, with different meanings, is always a bit on the tough side for me. But I think the poem’s message came together and held its form pretty well.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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4 Responses to It’s All About the Eyes

  1. brian miller says:

    ah. very cool…the eyes are def evocative…and i like the form…like the small switch in the tag line as well….cool write…

  2. vandana says:

    Lovely and I love the words that you have used:)

  3. Mary says:

    Enjoyed your write! So much can be seen in the eyes. Love the form and the references to the sea!

  4. Vuong Pham says:

    You write beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing this!! Vuong.

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