TROMPE L'OEIL

by Antonio Gil June. 30, 2015 2642 views

Trompe l'oeil
a poem by Joan I. Siegel


From the beginning the eyes trick:
a burst of blinding light
the moonstone of your mother's face
objects afloat in the air above your crib.
It seems you could float up
to reach them, roll off your bed
into the sky.
Separate, you never see yourself
seeing - only someone else's eyes
looking back at you, someone's
eyes looking away.
Your range is limited as the pinhole
of a camera obscura, shadows waving
like black drapery at the edges. If you
do not turn your head, there is
nothing there. You see only parts
of yourself: hands playing the piano,
buttoning a jacket; the belly curving
away from you; a bent knee; feet
walking on a country road by
themselves. You are disembodied
as your shadow.
Eyes sit at their windows alone.
In the mirror
your face swallows itself
like the new moon.

♫♫ STEREOLAB - “MISS MODULAR”♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Pfeffi 5 years, 6 months ago

i think now i'll make more pictures again in b/w! :D

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 6 months ago

Interresante série!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
G B 5 years, 6 months ago

love the poem to go with amazingly beautiful set!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Liz M 5 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful patterns .. the first reminds me of wallpaper in a flat I rented in Edinburgh in the late 80's!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 6 months ago

Amazing shot in the last.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 6 months ago

Very nice use of light and shadows!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 5 years, 6 months ago

Bien vu !! j'aime les deux !!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 6 months ago

Both are mesmerizing!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 6 months ago

2nd like an optical illusion, well done.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 6 months ago

I like the curves of the second, the first is more rigid - no flexibility.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 6 months ago

Very cool .... ciao Antonio !!!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 6 months ago

The second to my favourites!
I really like the first one too.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 6 months ago

I perfect synergy of photograph, music video, music and verse... you are a master of this Antonio....

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 5 years, 6 months ago

Almost a unreal feeling here....!

Love the play with shadows :)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
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