Wry eyes, or: Our eyes

Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent
less; and yet-
there's... twink-
there, it...
seems, mayhaps
it's just the light
playing tricks-
and yet...
wry eyes
smile, knowing
our eyes

Twiglets #313

trick of the light


Colleen Chesebro offers us the painting (1892) by the American portrait artist John Singer Sargent of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw as inspiration for our syllabic poems this week.

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!

52 thoughts on “Wry eyes, or: Our eyes”

      1. Oh… the eyes of Mona are said to follow one around a room… the smile is a whole different issue 🙂

        From the net :…”And of course, there’s that creepy but iconic characteristic of Mona Lisa’s eyes seemingly following the viewer wherever they go. The weirdly intimate attribute is a result of da Vinci’s mastery of shadows and light, and while he wasn’t the first one to implement the technique, many people refer to the illusion as the ” Mona Lisa Effect.”

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