You, or: Eye

A ‘Waltz Wave’

I
see you;
I
watch you
thoughtfully
each day;
I
know your
imprudent
indifference
towards me,
your home;
I
was here
before you;
and I
shall
survive
you

โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #169

The ‘waltz wave’ poem above was written for Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt.

Sadje offers us this photo (to the right) of a green field, in the center of which is a flowerbed shaped like an eye and the flowers planted to give an impression the eye is staring directly forward. [Image credit: Egor Vikherv @ Unsplash]

Writers are to use this photograph as inspiration to produce art.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

50 thoughts on “You, or: Eye”

  1. I love this poem, David. โค Excellent perspective and I like the form.

    It always deflates self-importance to see a very old tree. It was here before me and will probably be here long after I am gone!

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