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Flick; Flicker; Flickering

Flick; Flicker; Flickering

A Poem by Nevena
"

Because the truth is we see so little of ourselves.

"

There are stars

gracing

the tips

of my

eyelashes.

 

But they are

not glowing they

were never

really

there

 

Like the shadow

of my nose

and glimpsing

flashes of my

hands.

 

I only notice

them when

they are

in

motion.

 

May as well be spirit

hardly there

when it's dark.

Must be such a wayward

creature.

 

What a strange

conundrum. I'll

not see myself

proper

ever.

© 2012 Nevena


Author's Note

Nevena
I'd like to know your opinions, I intended it to come of slightly stilted so I'd like to know what someone thinks.

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I think this is a very interesting concept. Honestly, I have not given this much thought, but you are completely right. Barring us standing in front of a mirror, which is never going to equate to how we look in real life with natural movement, or, watching ourselves in video, we never get more than the quick view of our limbs in movement. It does not paint a very thorough picture of our appearance. That is perhaps why we spend so much time focusing on feelings...which is probably best....because to focus on the external would drive us in to a superficial fit. Well, obviously, you have got me thinking. I love poetry that can do that. Well done, poet.

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I think this is a very interesting concept. Honestly, I have not given this much thought, but you are completely right. Barring us standing in front of a mirror, which is never going to equate to how we look in real life with natural movement, or, watching ourselves in video, we never get more than the quick view of our limbs in movement. It does not paint a very thorough picture of our appearance. That is perhaps why we spend so much time focusing on feelings...which is probably best....because to focus on the external would drive us in to a superficial fit. Well, obviously, you have got me thinking. I love poetry that can do that. Well done, poet.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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