Sunday, August 4, 2013

Seeing Double

                                                                 Picture: Drawing Hands 1948 by MC Escher
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

Seeing double, seeing trouble
Is it for real?
No, it’s not funny
With bated breath I sense the oddity
It sends a shadow of doubt in the head
What of today’s bread !

It  seems queer  
Of what’s on offer
No, not just surprised
Even thinking
and with a pinch of salt
It seems weird

Two of a kind
making copies
Of each other’s hand
And in 3-D!

An entirely weird thread
The gravity of the situation
Knocks on an unsuspecting
A landscape of wonder!

Tell me what’s the plans
No goody-two-shoes
Just the plans
Just tell me the plans
It’ll be double the fun
Don’t weigh in the dumps
It’ll turn out to be a good run
If we play our cards well
It’ll be swell!

Sunday Whirl Wordle
Breath bread gravity head landscape plans salt sense shadow sends shoes thread

Written for Tess’ Magpie Tales 180 with the image provided and shared
with words given in the Sunday Whirl Wordle 120


  1. I appreciate your exploration of this drawing. It is an odd image. And yes, everything works out if we play our cards well. Sometimes, even when we don't. Nicely penned, Hank.

  2. Depends on how we can bluff and not get in a huff

  3. Your words are as mystical as the pic!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

  4. It is really beautiful, reminds me of Rhyme and Reason, what's more with P.D. Bond as the literature Master.

  5. ha. fun...the pictures by escher are pretty amazing illusions...can def be mind boggling as well...where does one end and another begin, you know....

  6. Excellent combining of the prompts! Sometimes I can do this, but most of the time it's kind of difficult.

  7. Polished and skilled; fine writing...

  8. I like your interpretation of this art. It has all sorts of mystery doesn't it?

  9. Love the rhythm here ... a real delight when one reads your poem aloud!

  10. Hank, looks like you had a bit of fun with the words. I enjoyed this.


  11. Escher's drawing always reminds me to trust my heart and not my eyes.

  12. Thought this one fitted the prompt pic remarkably well!

  13. Wow a charming ekphrastic poem and interesting wordle response; could'nt help myself, my kudos had to resonate in a duo

    much love...

  14. Enjoyed this, Hank...swell, indeed...

  15. This was fun Hank. Good one indeed.

  16. ...a pinch of salt goes well with most everything :)