Close your eyes

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Close your eyes – what do you hear?
Murmurs melting upon this ear.
Is it music or is it math?
The scent of roses on garden path.
Words emptied on morning dew;
So far our troubles remain a few.

Much I reflect on good and true;
I begin again as if its new.
Conversations lack wisdom, thought
Conscious of doing what we ought.
I witness things that shouldn’t be;
Break these chains and set me free.

Close your eyes – how  do you feel?
Some things we just cannot conceal.
Song and silence of the heart;
Or tears which fall right from the start.
This life we live is complex for words;
But not one moment goes unheard.

Search your soul be wild and wise;
Discard all those who weave their lies.
Don’t breathe on world with fearful breath;
Do make preparations for glorious death.
The stars have aligned up in the skies;
Won’t you see?  Now open your eyes.

 

 

Photo Credits: www.paperhi.com

Form:  Dialogue 

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

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Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

64 thoughts on “Close your eyes

  1. Bjorn says:

    Some conversations are even more silent than the softest of murmurations .. the warm breath can be just enough.. and maybe setting it to words would spoil it all.

  2. X says:

    This life we live is complex for words;
    But not one moment goes unheard.

    My favorite lines for sure. I think you are right and words are about the best thing we have to capturing what limited amount of life that we can. There is a cool contrast in this, as well as closing your eyes so that you can see. Ha. True. There are many more layers to life than what we initially perceive.

  3. Mary says:

    I like the way you wrote about various facets of conversation. Interesting to think about the difference having one’s eyes open and one’s eyes closed makes.

  4. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Perhaps in some existential way, we all spend a lifetime in preparation for the Big Sleep. Nice to be reminded that conversations are mind-speak, all we have to communicate with is mere words; something we poets hone & work on tirelessly. I like your lines /I witness things that shouldn’t be/break these chains & set me free.

    • adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a nice weekend 🙂

      PS: I will comment again nonetheless 😛

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    “Do make preparations for glorious death.”…this is only possible if life has been lived as stated before…feeling and seeing is most important….i like the closing and opening of one’s eyes to perceive this….

  6. mishunderstood says:

    We really do need self talk to get us through the challenges of this world. My favourite lines…

    “Close your eyes – how do you feel?
    Some things we just cannot conceal.
    Song and silence of the heart;
    Or tears which fall right from the start”

    Beautiful.

  7. Susan says:

    Closing the eyes enhances the other senses for sure, and makes it easier to look inward and see the truths hidden there. I like how you demonstrate that in this poem. If someone does that with you, the relationship can only get better.

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