Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Mag - Trick The Eye

"As we face each other in omnibuses and underground railways we are looking into the mirror, that accounts for the vagueness, the gleam of glassiness-
The novelists in the future will realize more and more the importance of these reflections, for of course there is not one reflection but an almost infinite number; those are the depths they will explore, those the phantoms they will pursue."
Virginia Woolf

The way we live
is how he paints-
like silent moving pictures,
standing still.

Still Life, 1907 by John Frederick Peto

and so he did
as so do we.

Time and time again.
Our eyes set highest on life's 
throne above all else.

Reality's illusion
Which never happened at all
or did it-
be it subtle or clever
embrace plainness
acquire simplicity.
Dream to be.

See with buoyant eyes
surprise your mirror
reveal what's in your sight
time and time again
before all else
be that which you dream to be
leave it all to trickery
time and time again.


Elephant's Child said...

Profound, wise, beautiful.

Gail said...

These were the words I needed today.

Thank you.

Little Nell said...

Lovely images drawn with words - or should I say reflections? Let’s all just ‘dream to be’.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


sage said...

Nice words and I love that still life!

Cloudia said...

You help us see with buoyant eyes!

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ALOHA from Honolulu,

Maria said...

Nicely done. "Be that which you dream to be." And why not? Thanks for the reminder.

Sara McNulty said...

Lovely poem. I like, "buoyant eyes"

Joy said...

Words to ponder...

Vandana Sharma said...

so beautiful

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, lovely words and images. Thanks for sharing,!
Have a happy Tuesday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well said Karen!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Illusion likes to play games with us and our sanity. Who's behind the curtain now?

Debbie said...

profound and thought provoking...a lil' deeper than you usually go!!! i enjoyed this!!!

Kathe W. said...

you never disappoint.

Anonymous said...

beautiful words!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful, Karen!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

A trompe-l'œil!

DeniseinVA said...

Wow! No more words needed :)

Chandra Eswaran said...

I love that painting! I first thought it was a real setup.
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Peace :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Very nice!

Kutamun said...

The eyes and the trickster are inextricably bound , thats why he is pictured so often wearing an invisibility helmet ! I always love your writing ..