Did you ever see the talking fish
Or eyes for that matter –
Talking the matter of hearts?
I did.
She had the most beautiful pair of those
Like the fish
Since they could not see, they talked
So much that lips can’t
And her lips didn’t
However I think they can
But apparently
Not to a stranger like me.

A gush of thousand stories passed through me,
Like an invisible entity would do
Without us realizing,
As our eyes met at the boulevard;
That look of a couple of seconds
Into her blank eyes
Fed me with so many emotions
Those can never be converted into the words
As if they contained
So much more space than
All the written words in the world
Collectively can capture
I’m spellbound to know
That how much those eyes can talk
Without speaking at all.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Asha says:

    My dear, please see, a small correction the first line of the poem:
    Did you ever see the talking fish

    1. Opps.. I’ll correct it right away. Thank you 🙂

  2. beingeternal says:

    Very beautiful and emotive. The image is superb. I just kept staring into those vast blank eyes. I think, when the eyes do the talking, there is no misunderstanding. It is only the ‘lip talking’ that ruins the understanding.

    1. I agree. Eyes generally don’t lie.

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    Eyes, that talk louder than words. No lips needed, if eyes connect in an unexplained manner. Beautiful write, once again. And the image goes strikingly well with those words!

  4. umashankar says:

    It brought to my mind the words of Walt Whitman:
    ‘What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.’

    1. It does resonate with mine. Thank you for your visit and sharing your thoughts.

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