Hypnotic Eyes

Written for:  Sunday Muse #98 – Eyes Without A Face

eyes - museum

“Eyes Without a Face” by Digital Collage Artist Robin Isely

The light and dark-
colored eyes seem to move,
to follow me as I sit
studying them.
Each one is teary,
weary of the world.
One has golden tear
drops, another–silver
sadness. Red rims
on all suggest great
unhappiness. There is
a man standing across
from me staring at
this art work. I wonder
what his thoughts are.
Are the eyes following
him as well?

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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25 Responses to Hypnotic Eyes

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Eyes in a frame always do seem to follow. Love the closing question. Wonderful take on the prompt Sara!

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I had not noticed the eyes looking till I read your poem. Well observed! Well done, Sara!

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  3. Sherry Marr says:

    I had not noticed the eyes looking till I read your poem. Well observed! Well done, Sara!

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  4. Oh yes, those eyes can certainly follow. Excellently put.

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  5. wyndolynne says:

    ooooo, love the way you bring out the colors and focus in this. It gives me an entirely different idea of the piece.

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  6. Lori says:

    Silver sadness, each tear becomes precious.

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  7. qbit says:

    “Are the eyes following
    him as well?” — yes, we all imagine we are the center of the world, all eyes on us, ours the only griefs and losses.

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  8. Helen says:

    Nice capture of what the art work seems to be saying …..

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  9. I think we are all being followed… there is always somebody watching

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  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    This wall of grief makes me uncomfortable with their weary, weepy eye on the world. I’m ready for the room of smiling eyes!

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  11. Truedessa says:

    I can feel the eyes watching and weeping. It might make me feel a bit uneasy in that room.

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  12. Gabs Don says:

    Heya, that’s great

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  13. susanstoo says:

    Perhaps they seem more accusatory to him. Interesting de-centering of the speaker.

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