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

Updated on January 17, 2015

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’.


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


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


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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      Richard Mawby 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Jamie, much appreciated.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well versed. jamie