Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Mag - 140 - The All-Seeing Eye

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Tess Kincaid, from "The Mag" posts a photo prompt each Sunday for us to reflect and respond.  Also, today I've learned that Tess is celebrating her birthday.  So, Happy Birthday Tess, in honor of your special day.


"Walk towards the sun-
but know that I see
(A mother's promise)

Our mother’s eyes
Like non-other
Never compromise

Always knowing
Lambent and watchful
Brilliantly clear
Her watchful-eye.

We are
 Seized by the pure vacuum
Of her eyes
Or, her shrewd perception.

It was unfathomable
To think
I could ever hide
Anything from her.

She used her eyes
Like weapons.
I never knew how
Until I observed
with mother’s eyes.

By that all knowing
Lambent and watchful
Brilliance as clear
and deep
As an artesian well.

Ours is not the evil eye
Just mindful.

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Image by Tess Kincaid
at Magpie Tales

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Cloudia said...

I like the look into your process. . .

Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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darlin said...

I love this Karen, it's so true, until I became a mother myself I never understood. I know my oldest son never go it until he watched his little girl be born, it was in that instant he also got it.

Have a wonderful week!

ninotaziz said...

Oh yes - I can relate to this. And yet do not forget how rose tinted sometimes our little ones turn out to be.

izzy said...

Very mindful! thanks- I mother animals a lot- and yes their safety and health is paramount! Mom's eyes are deep wide and tall!

Unknown said...

I ran out of time to do the Magpies and then travels along with summer activity took me off Sepia; but I will return. I did enjoy this about eyes, especially mother's eyes.

Little Nell said...

So true. There's no escaping a other's eyes!

Helen said...

Oh my! You have described, and beautifully so, my mother's eyes.

Jenny said...

Ooooh, this sounds like a fun meme!

I have always been intriqued with that picture, too!

Irish Gumbo said...

"Pure vacuum" - that is pure poetry! Well done, all around :)

21 Wits said...

and I should have added...caring....oh so very caring.

21 Wits said...

Ninotaziz- Absolutely!

21 Wits said...

Cloudia- Aloha, thanks!

21 Wits said...

Jenny - I always have too! This is fun you should come play along too! I know you'd find it dreamy!

Kay said...

i had to look up the word lambent....i like it when i learn something new!!

Leovi said...

Nice poem, mothers have a sixth sense.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Annuit cœptis!

Unknown said...

Long live mothers with eyes at the back of their heads....... they've been around the block a few times! Thank you for sharing this salute, Karen. I love it!!

Unknown said...

Alas, the look that my mom often gave me was a little too much like that of the sun. For it had a definite glare to it. Sigh.

Other Mary said...

Ah, my mother had eyes like that too, and even that one in the back of her head. Nice slant you took here!

Gail said...

So very true.

Silent Otto said...

Now that you mention , it is indeed a powerful maternal symbol ! , very perceptive , Karen . Are men that love it to rhe exclusion of all else fixated with mummy ? , mummy - money ,hmmm

Carrie Van Horn said...

So true Karen....a mother always knows! :-)

Susan Anderson said...

Every mother has to love this one. It's right on.


Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

So very true! It is all a matter of perspective---

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