Misleading Perspectives

My first reaction is to find the entrance and exit. I see none, which means the mouse is still inside. I don’t see him either. All I see are one dimensional boxes. The dots, an illusion of movement, makes me a bit dizzy.

Oh, I’m looking from the outside. Yes, a total perspective shift. You know, like “Where’s Waldo?” I never could find him amid the camouflage. It was frustrating more than fun.

If I can’t see from eye to screen, how can I see horizontal? Often the further away you are from something, the clearer the view. How does it all make me feel? Trapped. I’ve never seen a Broadway play. Your description is my only reality. I am glad someone is above me.

Amazed by mazes
I trip over specks of dust
Eagles catch their prey

dversepoets.com   “Piet Mondrian’s ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’,  A challenge from Kim…”For this challenge, I ask you to study the image carefully and write about what or how it makes you feel. Does it remind you of Broadway in New York, or another Broadway in a different town or city? Or does it make you think of something else?”

Something else!

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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11 Responses to Misleading Perspectives

  1. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful take on the prompt Mary. Claustrophobia… for us just another day in the jungle for them. Sort of like Hotel California that the Eagles sang about! Seems most of the things we get tripped up over are really only specks of dust in the bigger picture! Well done.


  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Yes, it could be a maze as well as a map or grid or tartan. Trapped and dizzy, indeed; nice haiku.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    We reacted in similar fashion to this image. Good to know I ‘m not alone


  4. kim881 says:

    I like the title, Mary, which fits your ekphrastic response perfectly. I also like how you build up the feeling of confusion, like a panic attack, which got my heart thumping, I’ve a fair number of those. I love the disorientated and disorientating shift from inside to outside, the play on words in the haiku: ‘Amazed by mazes’.


  5. lynn__ says:

    Sometimes we may feel like a mouse in a maze…I, too, am glad Someone is above me.


  6. msjadeli says:

    Mary, I saw this as a confining place as well. Good description of being trapped, waiting to be nabbed.


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I do feel trapped as well in the painting.


  8. I can see how you might get trapped inside this maze… maybe like I would also get lost in a big city I’ve never seen before.


  9. Lillian says:

    Really enjoyed your take on the painting! Most especially the haiku….tripped up by a speck of dust :). Life can indeed be a maze!


  10. memadtwo says:

    You really created a claustrophobic feeling with your words. (K)


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