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Mystery of the Iris – Soul’s doorway; a poem by Richard Mawby

Updated on January 17, 2015
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The iris...

The iris, it is a mystery that entices writers or inspires artists. It is a magical doorway where one can peep into another’s soul. An iris can mesmerize, capture and steal one’s attention and trap that individual within a matrix of surreal peace and pleasure as they explore deep into the midst of the mystery that is our very eyes.

Have you ever caught a glimpse of an iris under the perfect light and witnessed the mesmerizing intricate patterns and depth that become apparent?

It was one night I witnessed this as I passed by the mirror, my usually brown eyes became a vibrant mass of gold that I soon lost myself inside these fascinating patterns that told me an entirely different story as though I had opened up a gateway and was staring into something deeper than just an iris.

It was from this experience that I wrote the following short, but highly engaging poem titled ‘Mystery of the Iris – Soul’s doorway’.

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Mystery of the Iris - Soul's doorway


A fluid colour with a depth unknown

Where through this door mysteries are shown

A gateway into another world

Where the glitters of dreams light the path and unfold

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The eyes they hold the key to our souls

The longer one stares, the further it shows

A magic that we can never ignore

A force that keeps us entranced and adore

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A uniqueness that only one can bear

Many paths where with one glance we share

An individuality we are unable to hide

But oh such beauty is locked here inside;

By Richard Mawby ©

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Well versed. jamie

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      Richard Mawby 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Jamie, much appreciated.

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