One Single Impression: Windows

Topsail,

Your eyes
Are a window into
Your soul.

You look at me,
I look away.
In a while, I think,
I will meet your gaze.

But not now.

I turn to watch the sea
Roll in on me over and over again,

And light passes through the sea
And becomes something else
Became the life
Of the sea itself

Light and life

I turn again

Ready now

To look me in the eye.

Comments

  1. I am looking!
    That is a great poem.

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  2. I have spent years at sea. Your poem captures it very well. It calls this to mind:

    Je sui desole.
    http://hastyruminations.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/la-misere/

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  3. I was so surprised at the end. I got such a romantic feel then I realized you were looking inward. Something we should all do occasionally. What do we reallly want? What do we really feel? What do we really need?

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  4. The end really caught me, and changed the whole meaning of the poem. This was beautiful! Very deep, just like the rolling sea.

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  5. sometimes we need a brief moment or two to get ourselves ready... lovely poem

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  6. insightful poem, don't we all avoid ourselves at times?

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  7. It is an amazing thing when the windows of the soul and the eyes connect with each other.

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  8. Nicely done.. unexpected and lovely.

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  9. you have taken me there, to a quiet place of light and waves, a quiet unmet gaze and then the presence to look. Lovely.

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  10. subtle but meaningful

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  11. You've taken an old phrase and breathed new life into it. Good twist.

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  12. Very nicely done. I especially like the imagery of inward looking, the sea, and life intertwined.

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  13. A lovely respite by the sea. Deep and all encompassing.

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  14. Sometimes when looking at self it pays to be blind, because we are too influence by what others think they see .. and therefore judge ourselves by what is hidden behind others windows.

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  15. Lovely, lovely. Awesome picture and poem.

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  16. Interesting twist at the end. Love the photo too! Peace, JP/deb

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  17. I loved it. The words and photo both capture beautifully the way the sea can just carry us away, or back in again... suddenly I'm wanting to go to the ocean?! LOL

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  18. Beautiful! Got sucked right into this. Wonderful imagery!

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  19. what a wonderful poem and pics my dear friend! You continue to amaze and astound with the depth of your writing and your lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing them all with Us!

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  20. Great poem accompanied by a very fine image, Sandy.

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  21. The unspoken question I see here is "Are the eyes a window, or a mirror?"

    Or both... that really depends on which side the brighter light is on.

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  22. I love the way you shifted persons, like the light coming to light, the curl of surf as persuasive as Sophocles.

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  23. This gave me much to think about!

    white curtains bellow from open window


    Please don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited too!

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  24. Anonymous10:47 AM

    I agree with the opening lines .. It sometimes is difficult to look into someone's eyes ! eyes that read you ...

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  25. The sea does wonderful things to encourage doesn't it? Love the poem and the image; ahh- windows of the soul indeed!

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  26. Great introspection poetry and neat photo to go with it!

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  27. indeed this is a beauty.. having salt water mixed in my veins... i so love this vision you have created....

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  28. I wasn't expecting the little turn at the end -- the inward glance. This was a lovely window.

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  29. Lovely poem and a perfect view of the sea :)

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  30. Ah, I was wondering if someone would use this idea. You did and you did it well.

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  31. Interesting take on our own windows...nicely performed!

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  32. "In the mood for you now." You got some inspiration from you and your daughter's walk on the beach and then over to Shackleford Island?

    We have a Mustang Island at Port Aransas, Texas, near Corpus Christi.

    Horses from Spain were introduced to Texas there. Now it is a wild life sanctuary of 3954 acres for mostly small animals and LOTS of birds.

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  33. Sandy you have a magic with words! Love the accompanying photo as well!

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  34. interesting idea about not being hooked into other´s eyes but being able to also look around...

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  35. .. metaphors crisscross ..

    sparsely worded lines ..

    aesthetics of the eyes, the light & the sea ..

    mystical

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