veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Eye Can't Lie!


Non verbal signals, Understand the pupils,
When these are bigger, smaller and normal,
One is attracted to another, the iris open wider,
Black grape balls in the white eye balls glitter.
Look at the eyes and the eyes don't lie,
When the pupils are shrunk to the beat,
Of sorrow and sadness, though have a false smile,
Eyes speak thousand of mute words,
To show the expression of their minds,
When we are happy these are dilated,
When we are sad these are constricted,
When we are intoxicated and feel happy and sad,
These are either dilated or constricted,
As if the iris controls the light to control our emotion,
When we are lifeless, the eyes still speak the truth,
Pupils are dilated as if the Iris found the truth in light.
When we are dead, the pupils are big,
As If the happiness is found in that last breath.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 5,955 Points Chinedu Dike (9/23/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    A nice work of art written with insight after careful observation. Thanks for sharing. Please have a look at my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,232 Points Patricia Grantham (9/12/2014 7:18:00 AM)

    A very beautiful and inspiring write. The eyes are the windows
    to the soul. A lot of tales can be told through the eyes. The eyes
    have it as they say. Enjoyed this write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 689 Points Hans Vr (8/19/2012 6:19:00 PM)

    The eyes are the mirror of the soul. Let us look more in the eyes of our fellow human beings.
    More miracles may happen. Excellent poem, Veera. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 689 Points Terence George Craddock (8/16/2012 9:29:00 PM)

    The iris is the orb of our eyes foretelling future possibilities when eyes cannot lie in pupil non verbal signals pupils expand wider to iris embrace attractions contract when suffering pain sorrow sadness happy dilated sad constricted eyes are never mute in multiplicity of mind expressions the light in our eyes is a sparkle of truth every thought breath truth in eyes must mirror :) a beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,480 Points Walterrean Salley (8/16/2012 2:35:00 AM)

    Look at the eyes and the eyes don't lie,
    ...
    Eyes speak thousand of mute words,
    To show the expression of their minds,

    Very good V.S. We're so concerned with seeing, but there is so much about the eyes that we've never even thought of. An educational piece. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,305 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/15/2012 8:51:00 PM)

    Yes, Dr.V.K.K, That poem is so beautiful and it comes under the third part of thirukural. The meaning of that poem may be as follow,
    No use of words that come out of mouth,
    when those eyes meet.
    For non tamil speaking readers,
    When two people are in love and they look at each other, the words that come out of the mouth will become useless.
    Thank you for informing me about this Thirukural. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,155 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (8/15/2012 8:09:00 AM)

    Hi,
    I read your poem 'Eye Can't Lie! '. It is an excellent poem with good expression. You must be knowing ThirukkuRaL
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    Pupils will tell lot of things.
    V.K.Kanniappan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 248 Points Captain Cur (8/15/2012 12:40:00 AM)

    A lot of pupils being taught
    the fundamental concepts of the eyes.
    Interesting write. (Report) Reply

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