Blackout Poetry

Myra Qualitz’s poem ‘Love Eyes’ was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by Shakespeare. The poem was from a page of Katheryn Stockett’s book The Help on page 285. The poem is a metaphor about how you can’t explain love. You can compare it to many things – but describing what purely love is, is impossible. When in love, you feel comfort and protection, described in Myra’s poem by the line that reads “with eyes that carry me”. When she compares love to “growing taller and seeing color” it represents how you can feel so small in this black and white world that seems so big at first, until you fall in love and find purpose. Love is personified into a body and can be compared to eyes in this poem as the common phrase is true – eyes are the window to the soul.  

Love Eyes

By Myra Qualitz


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