Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Wide Eyed


He lies wide eyed.

The opaque stream reflects no sky
betrays no emotions
nothing is impressed on the canvas anymore.

‘Wide eyed’
that’s how he was described by all
as he gave everything a riveting look
stopped on the way of his routine chores
lost in his own wandering thoughts
stealing and storing on those orifice
the wonders that often pass as mundane
letting not the smallest bit to escape
like a crazy collector on a wild run of filling his scrapbook.

He lies wide eyed.

His unblinking eyes still in awe of the stored marvels
and silently pleading the approaching fingers
not to shut them!

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Ed Nigma (8/3/2014 11:37:00 AM)

    Almost sounds like an artist watching and waiting for something amazing to happen always in the search of something that moves him so much that he impresses those memories onto canvas. Wide eyed and waiting he is. (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (8/24/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    beautiful ink. the heart always expecting someone may give him something is open as well as the eyes even in death.touching ink. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (8/24/2013 1:22:00 AM)

    I interpret this to be about someone who, in life, observed everything about him. Now, in death, his eyes are still open because this is how he lived. Very thought provoking, Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/24/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    Wide eyed..... like a mirror allowing every image to fall on... ever in awe of the captured marvels! A great write! A diametrically opposite stance, you will see in my latest poem 'Then- Now'.. if interested please read! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dipy Hermonite (8/23/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    How can you write so beautifully? Fabulous articulation. How many times Ive been left in my own wandering thoughts I wonder? ! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (8/23/2013 2:56:00 AM)

    A great poem, some people take everything in, they see things
    that some people don't. (Report) Reply

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