dVerse Quadrille #147

woman with dark eyes

Her Dark Eyes

Her eyes are pure stars,
her memories too whole,

… of watching ducklings
struggle after their mother,

… of watching oak seeds
helicopter aimlessly through air,

… of rain flooding
a bird’s nest,

and they think her mad
when she says this world
will break your heart.


for dVerse Poets, Quadrille #147  “Eye”. Image Portrait Of A Woman With Dark Eyes by Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev. Public Domain. ©Misky 2022

17 responses to “dVerse Quadrille #147”

  1. It does break your heart but it also brings deep joy when the ducklings thrive and the saplings flourish. I think there is a hint of a smile behind those dark eyes. 🙂

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    • The evening news had me sobbing last night. That old woman, crying, all her weight resting on a walking stick, and people just filing by her. Finally, the idiot reporter who asked questions like “what was it like last night” and “are you frightened”, helped her along for a short awhile. I start welling-up again just thinking about it. I don’t know whether to be angry or sad, but I don’t think I can be both at the same time.

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    • I think everything happening in the world during the past few years is finally getting to me – pandemic, war, death, starvation, mass migration … and soon fuel, fertiliser, and food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine. By comparison, heartbreak is a simple concept.

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  2. A lovely interpretation of the image. Reminds me of the last child to leave the home… and a time when there were many children. One hopes that grandchildren visit often.

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