Medusa's Eyes

Medusa's Eyes

A Poem by emptyinkwell
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My perspective of an ancient myth.

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When you stare into her eyes, you see an abyss
A dark depth, an everlasting endlessness.

Something about the way that onyx glows
Amidst a bed of snow
Catches your gaze
And bewitches you to daze.

Something about the way that calm storm brews
Makes you forget that it is all a ruse
For wide is her nose, ragged is her hair, and crooked are her teeth
But how can the adventurer see that when from her eyes the siren sings?

Something about the way that ember shines
Turns the majestic lion into a kitten that pines
For a moment longer to give his love
To those jewels that twinkle like the stars above.

When you stare into her eyes, you feel cold
You lose the power to move, your bones turn into stone.

© 2018 emptyinkwell


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The language construct is impressive here! I loved the way you have shown how Medusa might beguile travellers and adventurers! I don't know ALL the details of the myth surrounding her, but I've always known her to have eyes that turn people to stone and people are usually tricked into looking at them by their opponents or some similar circumstances. But this....this is an interesting angle to it. :D

I found the second last verse a bit confusing. Not sure if it's because it talks about something about the myth I'm not aware of, or you couldn't quite describe what you wanted to. Thought I'd point that out.

It's a good poem. I found it on The Writers' Coffeehouse, and I'm glad I did. :)


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emptyinkwell

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for the review! Hoping to read some of your work too when I get the chance.
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That's really good. I love it

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emptyinkwell

1 Year Ago

Thank you! :)
The language construct is impressive here! I loved the way you have shown how Medusa might beguile travellers and adventurers! I don't know ALL the details of the myth surrounding her, but I've always known her to have eyes that turn people to stone and people are usually tricked into looking at them by their opponents or some similar circumstances. But this....this is an interesting angle to it. :D

I found the second last verse a bit confusing. Not sure if it's because it talks about something about the myth I'm not aware of, or you couldn't quite describe what you wanted to. Thought I'd point that out.

It's a good poem. I found it on The Writers' Coffeehouse, and I'm glad I did. :)


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for the review! Hoping to read some of your work too when I get the chance.
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I put words on paper (or in this case, a text box) and try to pass it off as poetry. Sometimes, my efforts are successful. A villain in my own right, but a hero in my own eyes. John Yossarian. R.. more..

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