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Open eyed, long tearless, foul silvered orbs have you no pity? The aqua tide rides dry. Blind staring scorches, accusing twin barbs who burrow inward, a destiny to decry. Scattered rendering, puzzled pieces aligning; "Please mercy has a place, why can't I cry?" Remove the cataract veneer, stop my pining "Have you no place for maddened souls such as I?" Nailed to the boards you see a canvassed psyche dabbed upon a casein shroud in hues most bright. "How many lamp lit days will you seek to find me?" The light betrays me and I live in eternal fright. Eternities unfold in Lovecraft Tales upon the silvered side within my eyes; hell wails.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/28/2014 7:23:00 AM
Wow ! now this is the type of stuff we grew up on.... take me back to poetry, ydoncha !
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 10/28/2014 8:13:00 AM
Thank you - again not even an HM
Date: 10/26/2014 10:33:00 PM
Debbie, There's more than a touch of genius in this poem. It's eloquent and moving and memorable. Congratulations on a beautiful composition.
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Date: 10/14/2014 4:56:00 PM
no doubt of his sufferings, but it was his madness that allowed the beauty of his works. he truly suffered as many do with the mind, you studied him well and that helped you to compose his afflictions. high quality writing Deb!!
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Date: 10/7/2014 3:14:00 PM
I recognize the picture of Van Gogh and like the way you describe his haunting gaze. Artists are so often misunderstood. Have you been reading H.P. Lovecraft's work? It compares favorably to Poe's. Really like the line about the "cataract veneer." You nailed it, hon. Hope Vie likes it as much as I do. Love, Carolyn
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 10/7/2014 8:30:00 PM
nope she didn't like it?
Date: 10/1/2014 7:30:00 AM
A truly brilliant sonnet. Going into my fav. list and rates a super 7 . "Blind staring scorches, accusing twin barbs who burrow inward, a destiny to decry." Solid gold right there..
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Date: 9/29/2014 12:12:00 AM
A soulful study of a great, and troubled artist. A deep dark moving piece. A wonderful read.
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Date: 9/25/2014 8:51:00 PM
OMG Deb! This is just fabulous! I have studied his art and enjoyed seeing many of his pieces in his Amsterdam museum. His many moods are captured on the canvas and you have revealed some of them in this outstanding poem! Into my fav's. Wish you would return to PFT. Hugs, Connie
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Date: 9/25/2014 2:49:00 PM
When I measure my poetry to yours. I marvel at being a Neanderthal, whilst yours has yearned and learned through evolution. Fine piece on an Artist that I personally don't find interesting in any shape or form. But that's the magic of the eye. Some people don't, some people do. Have you ever watched the Film 'The Rebel' starring Tony Hancock. It's well worth watching, James :)
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James Fraser
Date: 9/25/2014 3:20:00 PM
What makes an Artist, somebody Rich in days gone past, allowed for basic Art, to tragically last. Then there's Da Vinci, and others who have graced, these are the real artists, that really deserve their place ;)
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 9/25/2014 3:14:00 PM
How kind you are James, thank you. Van Gogh's art was a vent which both fed of his madness and released enough of it for him to live as long as he did (in my opinion).
Date: 9/24/2014 10:45:00 PM
Very nice Debbie. GL in the contest... Verlena
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Date: 9/24/2014 3:12:00 PM
Awesome work..Thanks for the visit by my blog..I am home and doing okay or as well as can be expected under the circumstances..Doris said that I looked like I had been shot with buck shot..Sara
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Date: 9/24/2014 8:28:00 AM
His works make him eternal...'have you no pity?' I have none for him, only awed admiration....I can't find one sub-par line in this sonnet Cher - Straight to my favs...
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Date: 9/24/2014 6:59:00 AM
Interesting poem!
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Date: 9/24/2014 6:22:00 AM
Certainly Vincent Van Gogh's life would throw some light into the depth of this magnificent poem that deals with suffering and madness! A superb poem! A seven, dear Debbie!
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Date: 9/24/2014 6:06:00 AM
Soup Mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date: 9/24/2014 12:21:00 AM
gosh, Debs, I dont' know anything about the Lovecraft Tales but your poem I feel is really capturing its essence. GREAT depth and elegant words!
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Date: 9/24/2014 12:21:00 AM
what a way to do Eccentric eyes!!!
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Date: 9/23/2014 6:35:00 PM
An excellent write. This should rank high in the contest. 7 and Fav.
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