Not what it is?

what is real,
at times feels
like it is not;
deceiving me,
so that truth
seems forgot.

or maybe it is
another truth,
I fail to see;
for what I see,
I believe that
is true to me.

I don’t accept
that both are,
true as the day;
this old heart
stays adamant,
like it is always.

like the pipe
in a painting,
is not a pipe;
I must accept
that painting,
a truth ripe.


NaPoWriMo was first held in 2003. It is an annual project where participating poets write a poem each day of April.


The early bird prompt at the site is an Ekphrastic poem, a poem inspired by or about a work of art. This poem was inspired by the painting The Treachery of Images, by Belgian artist René Magritte. The painting shows a pipe, below which it is painted, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (French for This is not a pipe). Magritte’s point was simple. The painting is not a pipe, but the image of a pipe. I feel that is true for a lot of things in our lives. We know what we see is true, but we do not acknowledge that there can be two truths.


(1st April 2014)

Signn

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

18 thoughts on “Not what it is?

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  1. like the pipe
    in a painting,
    is not a pipe;
    I must accept
    that painting,
    a truth ripe.

    The most captivating lines 😉
    Things are not what they seem to be 🙂
    Lovely ekphrastic, Vinu 🙂

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