The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

A Poem by Zugzwang

Fabric,

Worn to the point of

Translucency,

Shows its weave,

Like a gossamer skeleton.

 

These empty eyes

Languish, in a

Thousand yard stare-

Inward gazing,

But always

Elsewhere.

© 2015 Zugzwang


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always gazing inward for a thousand miles, in my case. :) taking in the external view through the physical eye in order to gain understanding for our internal eye; giving what is intangible or abstract, a solidity and grounding. such a muse brings forth amazing results (and inspires others) as in this work you have written..thank you so much for sharing! LHh

(the eyes have it)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your insights and comment. It's always interesting to see the world through ot.. read more


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Very nice word selection and use. Great imagery causing many memories to flash in my mind. Again short verse and I like it. Thanks,

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Yar, I tend to write pretty short ones.
I'll have to take a look at your stuff when I get a b.. read more
I really like this. The thousand yard stare is something I can really relate to.

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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Yes, I think I have a thousand yard stare right now. :)
Firebird

6 Years Ago

Haha! Enjoy!
this is my favorite thing you have written...i love it...great writing!!!!

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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your comments, Terry. Much appreciated!
always gazing inward for a thousand miles, in my case. :) taking in the external view through the physical eye in order to gain understanding for our internal eye; giving what is intangible or abstract, a solidity and grounding. such a muse brings forth amazing results (and inspires others) as in this work you have written..thank you so much for sharing! LHh

(the eyes have it)

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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your insights and comment. It's always interesting to see the world through ot.. read more
how strong is our constitution...our real faith in ourselves when we fail...easy to blame others, to gaze elsewhere.

j.

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Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Much harder to take responsibility for our actions and face the truth. Very true. Thank you very muc.. read more
Marvelous piece. Bravo!
Acoustic's comment influenced, by expanding, my read on your piece the second time through.

Some garments are worn to a threadbare state because there may be nothing else to don. Other garments may be worn thin because they are the more comfortable, even though there may be other similar garments hanging in the closet. So, too, with our own experiences.

Additionally, those who may have had to don certain life experiences may be able to appreciate beauty in a way that others, who did not have the wearing of such things, cannot.

Great write, Z.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Thanks, Tangent!
This poem was just my attempt to articulate a sense of feeling particularly .. read more
Inward gazing, but always elsewhere...superb. Maybe the fabric of who we are has stretched and faded over the years, showing too much of the bits we wish hidden, but its still holding, for now. Its sometimes that thousand yard stare that sees the beauty other eyes miss.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Zugzwang

6 Years Ago

Hmmmm. I just had a little ponder over your comment. It was very pleasant, I have to say....yes, I a.. read more
alifeacoustic

6 Years Ago

You are very welcome

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