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. What a great take on the Lady’s eyes… on Rebecca’s blog there’s a video that shares the Lady was recovering from the flu when she sat for this portrait. Those eyes pierce your heart!! Well done, David.

      1. mayhaps,- how proper being consistent with the era.
        And a beautiful reflection of the painting
        Now that you speak to her eyes
        Yes I see that

        You think she is aware that her eyes have this effect ….?

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