Friday, November 07, 2008

Poem: Seven Studies for a Self-Portrait (Study #1)

Study #1
after Albrecht Dürer

Double eye. Double bind. Double blind.
The dark paints the dark in the dark.
I am the Christ. I am not the Christ.
I am not making any claims, so I claim.
Look at my eyes. They are mine, so dark
they are black. They endure, they endure.
When the doormaker throws the light in
my face and shows my eyes are brown,
you shan’t take my word for it any more.
My word can stand down, leave by the door.



Calder said...

Great first poem of your seven, looking forward to reading the next 6. I am also doing a PAD this month for NaPoWrMo with the goal to put a chap togther at the end (if I can get enough good ones out of the 30) but my theme isn't half as interesting as yours. Hats off to you!

R Jay

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks, R Jay. I'm glad you like it. All inspiration to you for PAD. I will be sure to check it out.

Eshuneutics said...

A moody start.