The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

Day 19 NAPOWRIMO  Kerry’s prompt at Real Toads – your muse

The Sensitive Plant Frank Dicksee

The Girl With Kaleidscope Eyes
“Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes And she’s gone.” Lennon/McCartney

Sitting in the ancient oak
thinking –
his empty eyes
as he hung from the ceiling,
remembering the look in my mother’s eyes
as she lay dying.
Hearing the birds in the forest
and across the way,
the one lone crow.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 14:42:00

    Oh I knew the song already from the title… the muse is always in the eyes I think…


  2. sanaarizvi
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:03:19

    The muse knows what lies deep in our hearts and pulls it out .. such a poignant write, Toni.


  3. annell4
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 15:06:09

    Yes, I guess most would agree, the crow’s voice outstanding, not lovely like the song birds, but definitely you can pick him out. I also remember the look in my Mother’s eyes at that time, a subtle grey, like the sky just before rain…more beautiful with each day.


  4. Susie Clevenger
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:12:14

    My muse is in my eyes for sure. Beautiful poem


  5. Sherry Blue Sky
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 20:20:52

    I am remembering the look in my mother’s eyes, too, as she lay dying…….and envisioning that one lone crow…….


  6. Kerry
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 01:43:01

    These views of the eyes, all sombre, speak of much contemplation.


  7. Jim
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 02:26:03

    Loved your song opener, I still do but haven’t been hearing it lately.
    Who is the bird having from the ceiling? I’m guessing a male, brother or friend, in messed up trouble. I enjoyed every word.


  8. coalblack
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 20:56:41

    Sometimes the Muse is the thing that won’t leave us alone, and we have to write about it. I find it does help.


  9. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    May 03, 2019 @ 03:09:49

    Yes, the many directions in which the Muse points us. I’ve contemplated all those, too.


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