mo- tionless- e- motion- less; and yet- there's... twink- ling there, it... seems, mayhaps it's just the light playing tricks- and yet... her wry eyes smile, knowing our eyes are admir- ing-
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.
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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)
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52 thoughts on “Wry eyes, or: Our eyes”
Loved your interpretation David.
💖🙏🏻 Balroop 🙏🏻💖 ~ thank you
Beautiful take on this portrait, David!
💜🙏🏻 Sara 🙏🏻💜
Amazing poem, David!
🧡🙏🏻 Kavya 🙏🏻🧡 ~ thanks!
All that. (K)
🧡🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻🧡
Lovely David ❤
💙🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻💙
💚🙏🏻 Debi 🙏🏻💚 ~ thanks!
Charming and viscerally appealing
💛🙏🏻 Lamittan 🙏🏻💛
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.
Yes, I read that post, Colleen ❤
Thanks for sharing it with us!
“Wry eyes smile knowing…” spot on. 👌
🧡🙏🏻 Chu 🙏🏻🧡 ~ thanks!
You’ve captured the essence of that gaze brilliantly. Wonderful! 🙂
💗🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💗 ~ thanks!
So good David
💓🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻💓
🤍🙏🏻 Annette 🙏🏻🤍
Beautiful David, indeed the eyes have it 💜💜
💕🙏🏻 Willow 🙏🏻💕
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 ….?
🤎🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻🤎 ~ possibly….
Good morning David
Oh! Yes I am sure she knows 💜
The artist and the Poet got it right💜
Thank you 💜💜
You are welcome 💐
Enjoyed this one. I like your focus on her eyes. 😊
❤️🙏🏻 Kelley 🙏🏻❤️ ~ thanks so much!