Wednesday, March 23, 2011

face on the wall

Street art by Rone
in the smoky streets
I watch the pace of time
which changes every moment
afternoons are the best
when I get to doze off
you see my face on that wall
speculating about my projected image
volley of your thoughts don't bother me
I might not be identical to my image
but I thrive in my duality

"even without wires, 
I am illuminated in dark nights"

21 comments:

jaerose said...

A face captured..still the same but changing..love the atmosphere of smoke and mirrors in this piece..Jae

Ramesh Sood said...

This is so beautiful..to be able to thrive in duality..a strong stuff that!!!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Sheilagh Lee said: truly lovely

brenda w said...

The face as observer...great idea inspired a great poem! Love it!
~Brenda

flaubert said...

Agreed the face as an observer is an interesting angle. Lovely piece, Gautami.

Pamela

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully done.

JamieDedes said...

Speaks to me about living with ambiguity.

Nice work!

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

I love this...you ascribe to her more of the silent watcher idea than that of a woman trapped. I especially like the last two lines. Nicely done.

- Nicole

ladynimue said...

Almost the same thought i had in ym mind .. how will the real person feel looking at this !

Well written :)

Old Altonian said...

The many changing faces of the day reflected in the face on the wall. Reminds me of Monet and his cathedral. Beautiful.

Marianv said...

Another way of looking at the woman - you have given her a personality. Nice conclusion.

Elizabeth said...

Permanently present yet free to seek and find illumination. Another strong and seemingly mystical poem, Gautami. I love what you do,

Elizabeth

VL Sheridan said...

I love the way you make that picture so real. Nicely done.

Apryl Gonzales Sweet said...

I like the rhythm of your work, very nice :)

Joseph Harker said...

Very thoughtful exploration... I wonder, if the writer viewing the photo is also the face itself, then does it become a mirror? Duality indeed. :)

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Lovely poem and good use of the prompt!

Tilly Bud said...

Loved the last lines.

Rekha said...

The thinking face that sees, observes and ignores....lovely thought.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I admire your talent. Very enjoyable poem.

Nanka said...

A very good one Gautami!!
"I might not be identical to my image"
Duality nicely expressed!!
Loved the pace your poem runs!!

Mr. Walker said...

Thanks for commenting on my poem; it made me come back and read this one again. I like how you captured that duality of watching and being watched. Her face is so compelling, but you also told it from her perspective.