- I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
French Post-Impressionist painter (1848 – 1903)
- Prose below inspired by Gauguin’s words:
Blinded, my eyes shut … to see me.
Baffled, my ears shut … to hear me.
Betrayed, my heart shuts… to save me.
Slowly, my eyes open…I see me.
Softly, my mouth opens…I hear me.
Strongly, my heart opens…I love me.
©M. Anita Bailey_May 2011