"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Monday, January 10, 2011

anamorphosis changes the road monday poetry potluck #1-journey and the road ahead

Looking at something from a certain perspective,
may seem oblique.
Using the mirror to change a view catoptric.
A sideways glance at the road ahead might become
distorted or reveal another avenue.
A different scene has showed the way across 
like Anamorphosis, where one relevant object
is not what it was intended to be.
Hiding sublime messages.
Flowers are in fact the head of a demon
with fiery optics, boring holes through the exterior.
Placing mirrored visuals we can see
the scene has changed the road ahead
into a pathway, with many outlets of desire,
aspirant thinking ignites beneath the surface.
Mayhem leads to fearing things will only escalate,
leaving us stranded by an unformed ridgeway.
Perspective from my cyclorama viewed from
different angles.


  1. lovely view on life's journey and reflections...

    Thanks for sharing,


  2. great eye equals amazing observation.. here’s mine for this new year potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/life/

  3. Thanks for the lovely participation, Happy Tuesday!

    Potluck Week 17 Treat/Awards 4 You, Enjoy!

  4. Thanks Jingle, but this piece needs some serious editting.

  5. Anamorphosis is a unique method of painting.
    Dali was one of various artists who used this technique and I am fascinated by it.

  6. Perspective! Interesting insights. Thanks for the explanation of anamorphosis. (I'm a docent--I should know more about it) I will have study up on that concept as regards art and life!

  7. Victoria, the reason I know this is because I am an art major. The technique fascinates me. It was used for sublime messages, things they didn't want seen by the naked eye.

  8. Interesting to combine this particular art technique in a poem. It will be interesting to see how the poem evolves as you continue to work with it.

    Dali may be the first one we think of, huh? Don't know. Could be because I'm NOT and art major and don't have "perspective." Ha!

    Enjoyed this very much, Pamela. Thank you.


  9. Jamie, I just finished transforming this into a "villanelle" of all things. It is for a revision prompt tomorrow.