Neville

Sheen

Sheen

 

Somewhere behind these eyes

the seed of a soul does barely hide ..

A kaleidoscope within a rainbow

prismed ..

Like petrol on still water, glistens ..

The sheen

upon a starling’s back imprisoned ..

A stolen kiss,

a glimpse, an elliptical eclipse ..

A fleeting

iridescent glint, and presence

no longer felt, yet still smiling, albeit blindly ..

 

 

Comments10

  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    Lovely words . I liked reading this nicely expressed and flows nicely

    • Neville



      ... how extraordinarily bloomin kind yellowrose ... many thanks indeed ... best wishes and all good things ...
      ... Neville

    • Fay Slimm.

      Oh Yes -- Sheen - you use one of my favourite words in this gloriously readable verse on its meaning Nev -- an intriguingly gorgeous first read of my day and thanking you dearly......x

      • Neville



        Indeed, I am more than delighted that you alighted upon this my most recent page my Lady Fay ... x

        • Fay Slimm.

          Mine is the pleasure Sir Neville Knight as I taste once again the sheen around thy scribing of spicy yet most engaging wordlings............x ( Ah - it must be something in the air here this sunny morning to inspire such verbosity )

        • Accidental Poet

          A wonderful write N. ; )

          • Neville



            .............................................. thank you ever so muchly Accidental Poet and truly true tooly 🙂

          • orchidee

            Can ya beat a bit of sheen? And am I talking nonsense now?
            And - does anyone notice the difference if I am?! lol.
            I thought it was gonna be about polishing. You got any Mr Sheen?

            • Neville



              .................... ta for taking time outa your your day to consider this little scribble of mine Mr. O ..

            • SureshG

              Sheen, a film thinner than the thinnest object, that your words colored so poetically

              • Neville



                ... thank you kindly and true ... mohangupta.suresh@gmail.com

              • Trenz Pruca

                I get an image of shimmering crystal as I read this. Good poem. Thank you.

                • Neville



                  ......................................... Thank you sir .. a much appreciated visit ...

                • Goldfinch60

                  May that sheen of beauty enfold us all Neville.

                  Andy

                  • Neville



                    ... and what a wonderful world that would be ... thank you Andy

                  • L. B. Mek

                    Brilliant!

                    • Neville



                      .............................................. cor blimey guv'nor .. thanks a bloomin bundle sir

                    • myself and me

                      Your words are more elegant than the sheen.

                      • Neville



                        .................................................... what a wonderful perception .. thanking you kindly and true 🙂

                      • MendedFences27

                        "A stolen kiss" might bring the "sheen" back to a blind person's eyes. It might also imply "a seed of a soul" that otherwise would seem missing. That "sheen" becomes mighty important if the eyes belong to a loved one.
                        Or maybe I just read the whole thing wrong.
                        The expression of warmness between the two, the unexpectedness of the incident, and the closing line are what drove me to that conclusion. I hope I didn't misread you.
                        And if I did your poem is still masterful in it's use of similes for "sheen" and clever in how it's used to create the moment of the "kiss." - Phil A

                        • Neville



                          ............. not bad at all my friend .. thank you so much for the trilogy you have afforded these words ... Time, Consideration & Interpretation ... Stay safe, well and write on my friend 🙂



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