a hundred eyes to see

Margaret is hosting at The Imaginary Garden today and offers up this prompt.

For today’s challenge, write about “beauty” or the symbolism that represents one of the most beautiful birds of creation, the Peacock – keeping in mind not all the myths, superstitions, folktales, and beliefs are necessarily “beautiful”.  Any style of poetry is acceptable, but I do prefer poems newly written for this prompt.  A reworked one is acceptable.  I look forward to your artistic interpretations.

i.
beauty is in that eye
bee hold(er) Allium

blossom me vibrant
hue me sea green

earth me in rooted foot
walk your talk now

this moment is a Peacock’s dazzle

ii.
blinded with century’s brilliant eyes
by Hera’s hand we are led
to our cessation at the gate
of eternity’s garden paradise

restoration and demise
tango time’s cyclic narrative
unfolding and voiding
breath in breath out

iii.
puffed up arrogant swagger(ant)
gasconader supreme
harbinger of dooms(daze)
keeper of the fleece golden
braggart and blusterer
pea
cock

 

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22 thoughts on “a hundred eyes to see

  1. kim881 says:

    Love this deconstruction and the shape of your poem. Paul, as well as the way you’ve played with word types – especially the noun-verbs and the following lines:.
    ‘blossom me vibrant
    hue me sea green

    earth me in rooted foot
    walk your talk now’

    and

    ‘restoration and demise
    tango time’s cyclic narrative
    unfolding and voiding
    breath in breath out’.

    • paul scribbles says:

      Thanks Kim. It was a slightly different me that wrote this I think. I’ve been unwell this last few days and a bit off centre and so reached into somewhere else to write. Interesting results.

  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is soo beautiful! Especially love; “blinded with century’s brilliant eyes by Hera’s hand we are led to our cessation at the gate of eternity’s garden paradise.”

  3. Jim says:

    Liking this, Paul. You wrote praising the noble peacock, had us going. But then in the third stanza, big surprise, you abruptly began showing with
    “puffed up arrogant swagger(ant)
    gasconader supreme ..”
    that the peacock has faults that outweigh any praise it could receive.
    ..

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