The eyes are windows of the soul

14 Jun

The eyes are windows
Of the soul
Reflecting both
The fair and foul

Behind empty smiles,
Words smart and sly
We may pretend and preen
But eyes don’t lie.

They can be bridges
When silence is a river
They can be swords
That silently sever

They can destroy
With contempt
They can reach out
And connect.

They can welcome you
Or shut you out
They can whisper
Or really shout.

They may entreat
Or ooze charm
They can instigate
Or disarm

Rage and ruthlessness
Fear and fun
They can coax you to stay
Or make you want to run.

Eyes are the windows
That let you look inside
Before the curtains are drawn
And truth hurries to hide.

P.S. The first line is borrowed from a status update of a blogger friend Usha Pandit


Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Poetry, Uncategorized


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9 responses to “The eyes are windows of the soul

  1. Arati jain

    September 21, 2013 at 8:26

    Very true…..eyes are windows of the soul only for those who have clear souls and can understand the language of eyes….rest listen to the words only.Beautiful poem.

  2. johncoyote

    June 29, 2013 at 8:26

    I agree. The eyes can open or close doors with a simple look. Thank you for the amazing poetry.

  3. joy to the earth

    June 18, 2013 at 8:26

    Beautiful poem! Enjoyed reading it.


    June 17, 2013 at 8:26

    Super poem. profound in all its simplicity
    “Eyes become doors too when they truely espy
    the lies behind a truth and the truths behind a lie ” 🙂

  5. P C Jain

    June 16, 2013 at 8:26

    tks nadira for sharing commendable versatility of eys in yr inimitable style.

  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 15, 2013 at 8:26

    I think you have looked deep! And watched the views from the window of that unlocks our soul. So many can sit behind their shades. But once we learn to look deep we see their true nature of intent.
    Hope all is well my friend
    Love and blessings sent
    Sue X

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 15, 2013 at 8:26

      All is well Sue as I hope it is with you. I always feel a close friend has dropped in to say hello,whenever you come this way.

  7. Here I am

    June 14, 2013 at 8:26

    Sure….they are. Great poem 🙂


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