Art and Poetry: In Your Eyes

The Eyes Have It

My earliest memory of drawing when I was a little nipper is one of eyes. I had a fascination for drawing eyes. I have drawn, doodle, sketched thousands of them over the years. I love eyes. They speak so much. The language of eyes is so much more evocative than the spoken language, at times.

Who doesn't fall for beautiful eyes? Whatever their shade, whatever the shape, the eyes are a window to a million thoughts and desires.

Now that I started doodling on my ipad, I have been able to 'save' my eyes as images and go back to them! However, my art is far from those of the artist featured here.

Bec Winnel's art captured my eyes in an instant. Her ability to draw eyes may have something to do with this instant attraction. The way she draws these images centre all the focus on those beautifully painted eyes.The soft pastels and gentle skin tones serve to move our focus to those bright, shiny, memorable eyes.

These eyes are enough to make a man a poet.

The paintings did fit my little poem ' In Your eyes'...

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In Your Eyes


I think, I link, I sink

in your eyes


I see, I free, I glee

in your eyes


I ache, I break, I take

in your eyes


I know, I show, I flow

in your eyes


I fly, I try, I sigh

in your eyes


I dream, I beam, I scream

in your eyes


I kiss, I miss, I wish

in your eyes


I say, I lay, I pray

in your eyes


I wave, I save, I gave

in your eyes


I prove, I groove, Improve

in your eyes


I sing, this song, looking

in your eyes


I see, my soul, reflect

in your eyes.


As you, will see, you live

in my eyes.



-Mohan Kumar-

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Bec Winnel

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When you look at those soothing shades rendered so well with soft pastels, pencils and ink - you wouldn't believe that the artist is self taught. The arresting femininity, the inviting eyes that tell a thousand stories, the still images that speak volumes - all have the quality of an assured hand.

The young artist whose creations are displayed here is Bec Winnel. Bec hails from Australia. Drawing inspiration from Hollywood icons, Bec's initial attempts were photorealistic renditions of movie stars such as Reece Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Drew Barrymore. She must have a thing for eyes.

Bec says she draws inspiration from 'unexpected places'. Despite taking time off from drawing during her teens, she came back to her passion whole heartedly and has never looked back. Her growing popularity and collectability has not gone to her head though. She strives to 'keep growing'. A graphic designer with a portfolio across many fashion magazines, Bec has exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles. Thanks to her blog and internet presence she is now a break out artist across the globe with many avid fans, including me.

You can visit her web portal at Bec Winnel.com

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© 2012 Mohan Kumar

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jirel 4 years ago from Philippines

This is amazing.Loved it.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

The eyes are windows to our souls, you showed it in this beautiful work of art. Well done, I enjoyed every word.


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

I liked how you pieced this together. Thank you much.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

As Vincent said above... eyes are windows to our souls... they can never lie... what a beautiful expression of love and affection and soulful-connection you have here in your poem..

amazing! hats off!


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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

Amazing so simple yet I loved it, and a great choice of song Sheena Easton great.

Well done beautiful and awesome.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@jirel- appreciate your visit and comment. Will definitely visit yours. thanks.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Vincent- means a lot coming from a wonderful writer such as yourself. Thank you, kind sir.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@ytsenoh- thanks for your visit and appreciation.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@rahul- thank you so much for your warm and appreciative comments!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Gloshei- thank you very much. Often the simplest expressions bring most pleasure.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Docmo, From now on, my eyes will be wide open...Clever and poetic. You have a heart full of love and a mind full of wisdom.

Ann Davis


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Bless you AnnDavis, for your kind and warm comments. I feel like Yoda. Warm, Wise and Wrinkly! ( perhaps not the last one) It is really nice to see one's words appreciated.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So beautiful, you make me wish...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

There's nothing more beautiful than the eyes. I love your artistic eye drawings and your poetry..Thank you.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This is great. Enjoyed reading. Eyes are very expresssive indeed. Voted up.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

clean, fresh, pure, and fun too! amazing drawings!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Very creative and beautiful poetry, Mohan, with amazing paintings to match. You are an artist in more than one field. Well done and voted Up.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Mohan, I had to come back when I realized that the gorgeous eye renderings are your artwork. I noticed them immediately and wondered where you found them until I realized you painted them! You define the word "artist" and I imagine the dictionary has your photo next to its meaning. Bravo!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I cannot say more than has been said above. Beautifully creative. Love your artwork and the music you chose is perfect.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

This was really sweet, and different. Beautiful form


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Amy- thank you. I was dabbling with a new app for the ipad called paper which gives you a variety of brush effects . It was weird drawing with my finger but I loved the end results and thought I will share it here. The poem grew from the paintings!! Its nice to get appreciation from a fellow artist!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Ruby- thanks very much. I agree that the eyes have it!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Vellur- appreciate your visit and comments. thanks!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@lmKarn23 thank you for your appreciation!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@drbj- never had the confidence to share my paintings before- but I thought this poem/painting combo was apt. appreciate your comments, as always!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Rosemay- much appreciated, thanks!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@NiikiJ- thank you so much.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Doc, I have to agree with Vincent…everything is in our yes; like looking into windows and mirrors at the same time. Such is love...is it not? :-)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Genna- I agree... they are windows to the soul and the mirrors of our love... :-)


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great Hub! This is a really nice love poem, and the pictures are wonderful.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you very much.


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NP.QUEEN 4 years ago from Dubai

Nice poem about eyes. I enjoyed the poem.Thanks for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

Your poem is not about eyes. It is about a window...a window to the soul.

You are gifted, my friend...gifted like no one else I know.

Please don't ever stop sharing the beauty of your words and your illustrations with us, polymath.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

This is so beautiful I nearly cried. Thank you.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Very beautiful, Big D! I agree with the mirror sentiment. The one receiving these feelings is truely a lucky person. :) Awesome. Voted up and more.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Intense and passionate!

Voted up and moving :)

So true, Docmo, eyes are the visible parts of our souls. We do see ourselves in the souls of others. If we cannot see ourselves beautiful and lovable in the eyes of another person, we cannot believe that we are beautiful and lovable.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

This is genius! Very enjoyable and those lines say it all. Voted up and more, of course! :)


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Beautiful poem and I can really feel the emotions even with those simple words. Thanks for sharing Docmo.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

You are, a cool, dude, in my eyes LOL

Voted up bro, nice style of word play and poetic expressiveness.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Absolutely amazing Docmo. I honestly loved the wide range of emotions you described in that special someone's eyes. I am sharing and voting too.


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mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Ohh..what a lovely poem...simple and sweet. Also love your eye sketches..Voted up and beautiful.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

God bless Mrs. Mohan...what a lucky lady! "Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"

Henry David Thoreau

You always provide us with a miracle!

Voted every button but funny and shared with my followers.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

See Vincent's comment above...I second that! It's exactly what I was thinking!:)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Daisy... thank you for your ice comment. didnt eply first time around so I'd remedy it now!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Dana.. sorry for making you cry. I do hope they were happy tears. Appreciate you appreciating this.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

TT- appreciate the VUMS. You are very kind.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

MArtie.. one can always tell from the eyes the kindness, the love and everything else.. thanks for your beautiful comment. Appreciate it.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Made.. you've made my day!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

ignugent.. really appreciate your visit and comments. Thank you!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

CloudExporer... thank you brother for your kind appreciation. From one dude to 'nother.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Janine, that was real nice. Thank you for your comments and appreciation.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

mismazda.. thank you for coming over and leaving such a nice comment.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Mary.. I wish someone would tell her .. lol. thank you so much. I'm blessed to have such fabulous readers and appreciators.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Linda.. thank you so much!


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Very well done, thank you. Jamie


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Jamie .. much appreciated!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Back for seconds because the first time was superb! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I'll never stop being in awe of your talent, polymath.

Your beautiful words and your beautiful paintings...a brilliant combination!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

love the words and the images


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@Linda, Daisy : thanks for coming back...

@ocfireflies: much appreciated.


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Shobha Khokhar 3 years ago from Chandigarh, India

Really Awesome poem....I loves reading poems and I think it is one of the best I ever read.Even images play great role in the poem... SUPERLIKE .:)


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Shobha- Much appreciated.


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LKMore01 3 years ago

Docmo,

The HUB was voted up and beautiful. Thank you for introducing us to Bec Winnel and for sharing your own artistic talent. The poem was really lovely, a universal truth -the eyes are the window to the soul and it is always the first feature that attracts me. Beautiful.


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@LKMore01- thank you so much for your visit and appreciation. I'm glad you liked the poem and the artist.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

"In Your Eyes" has always been one of my favorite poems of yours. Your new video and the Taylor Swift song are terrific!

You have improved upon perfection with the revisions you made to this article, my friend. Brilliant!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Lovely poetic package with pics and video. Enjoyed and passing this on.


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi Docmo, so pleased to be able to comment on your work 0f Art, - the eyes definitely have it as far as you are concerned! sorry about my apparent lack of interest, it has taken me a while to figure out why my iPad crashes every time I try to look at one of your Hubs - iPad doesnt have Flash! I will have to go to my PC any time you write, but I am happy to do so, because you always have Hubs of such Beauty, and this is no exception. Really wonderful work, Mohan. I love eyes too.


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@Daisy- thank you- I'm glad the song and video are an improvement.

@Gypsy- thank you so much.


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@Vickiw- Thank you so much. Strange about the ipad though as I do view and edit my hubs frequently on my ipad too. All my video hubs do play well on the ipad as I do check for compatibility . Perhaps the software needs updating ... sorry about being a nuisance to your eager readership. Glad you like the eyes.


Sfurti Juzamum 3 years ago

Love it..wonderful lines, specially the last two "As you, will see, you live

in my eyes"..


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

The eyes--the unconscious yet faithful interpreter of our souls. What captivating piece with really great images.

Voting up++, pinning and sharing.


françoise MICHEL 3 years ago

very nice poem about the eyes, open windows on the life....

bravo

Françoise

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