Archetypal Eyes

Old patterns rise behind the lines
dividing motifs from designs

where circles verge, triangles trend
vague emblems spiral to portend

returning figures, plots and page:
the tricksters, wizards, heroes, sage

initiations, quests and rites
creation, unions, shadows, lights

primeval scenes now paradigms
through ageless faces, places, times

emerging universally
when you move past what eyes first see.




Archetypal Eyes © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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12 lines.  Zen Tangle image prompt (an eye in the center of various interwoven patterns) challenge - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2753718-Picture-Prompt-Zen-Tangle-Me-Art-Fantasy
Submitted: July 1, 2020









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