TSM 241 — Fish Eye


Raoul Hausmann, Untitled, 1931,

Eyes fish, rods and cones, in silver
round within round in a square box.
Grey scaled snap shot rumination
who masticates cached mash-ups
through long winter nights. Star-
struck with revelatory indictables,
shadow blanket holds her, warm,
until morning’s cold glare of dawn.


Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Jim says:

    I hope you get some sleep soon. Counting sheep may get your mind off these things. Or think of my scary close up while driving:

    or
    https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2007/07/farmers-can-help-us-keep-our-suvs-and.html
    It happened in Ireland.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, I sleep like a (well-fed, contented) baby. The poem is ekphrastic, where I was inspired by the subject in the image. I’m glad mama cow stayed safe from the metal motorized killers.

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      1. Jim says:

        I figured it was “your poet,”not you writing this. Mine does things like that too. I decided to exercise my new, or revived, interest in “rumination.” BTW, I also exercised poet’s privilege when I said 150 years ago, I just guessed. Actually Macy’s was founded in 1885, to be 165 years old this year. Thank you for keeping me ‘honest’.
        ..

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Fun comment, Jim. Happy Sunday!

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  2. wyndolynne says:

    This snaps, would love to hear it spoken aloud

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Wyndolynne. Maybe I’ll read it at a dVerse Open Link Night sometime.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    If we’re really looking we must be star-struck. Great image to work from. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Kerfe, and yes, it is!

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  4. Sherry Marr says:

    Glad the blanket is keeping her warm during long winter nights.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed, Sherry. Thanks!

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  5. nicely done Lisa! ❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy!

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      1. You’re so welcome Lisa! 💞

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  6. Truedessa says:

    The night brings warmth when one is starstruck. Interesting poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Truedessa.

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  7. Gillena Cox says:

    Interesting rounds in your poem. Best Wishes for 2023

    Much❤love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Gillena, and To You! ❤

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  8. Carrie V. H. says:

    True warmth is what we all long for! A unique and wonderful poem for the image my friend!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carrie 🙂

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  9. I like where this strange picture took you, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do too, Keith. Thanks!

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  10. perhaps the creepiest image I’ve seen this year. 😁

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! Carrie always gives us evocative choices of images.

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  11. Susie Clevenger says:

    The image is very strange, but you pulled beautiful poetry from it. Bravo!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Susie!

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I get an eerie feeling from that image.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is a strange image and it inspired a strange poem.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Yes it did…you did a good job encapsulating it…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you. In a way it felt like looking out of one of those fish eyes on a door and seeing myself. Difficult to explain.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            I had to read that one a few times for it to hit because the image through me off. It’s hard for ME to explain it.

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