Not Stars, But Eyes

Not Stars, But Eyes

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Not Stars, But Eyes

Title: Not Stars, But Eyes
Pixel Artist: MrBailey  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 799 points)
Posted: 8/15/2014 07:23
Statistics:  2 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

"Lone and shaking in the night,
 hands grasping for the air,
 he wanders in the hopes of words
 of ancient times,
 and ancient times:
 and yet ye would be horrified
 to turn and realize -
 those distant drops of light -
 they are not stars, but eyes."

   Just a little illustration inspired by a poem I wrote years ago, which was in turn inspired by a novel I've been working on since high school.  Takes place in a pretty weird world, all told; the gods were cast down from the stars for their past sins, where they buried themselves to hide from the burning eyes of their former brethren.  Time and again the stars tried to destroy them, first by sending them the sun, then by trying to drown them, then by raining fire out of the sky.  

   At last, wearied by their constant battles for surivival, the gods created humankind - secure in the knowledge that the gods who were the stars would not destroy the innocent, for they were gods of justice.  Then they turned to their long wait, one day to rise and blot out every light that ever was - the eaters of all life and bringers of all silence.  


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MrBailey (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/16/2014 02:23

Many thanks!  That's actually only the last stanza of the poem; there were three originally, but I didn't want to put all three in the description because long descriptions often offend.  Regardless, I'm glad you enjoyed it as well as the animation.  

CaptainMoonfield (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/16/2014 02:05

 What a illustration & poem, i just read the poem and my eyes couldnt stop staring att the stars... I hope you continue on it :) i like the perspective.

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