Merril D. Smith is hosting at dVerse today. The prompt is mirror. Merril’s provided the following example and link to other poems on the same theme.
“I am not cruel, only truthful‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.”
From Sylvia Plath, “Mirror”
Here are some other mirror poems.
This is my first time at dVerse. I’d like to thank Colleen for directing me to this.
Now, for my poem – What you see in the Mirror.
Thank God the world's not one big mirror
Or else each time I caught my reflection
I'd worry about my glitter
What purpose does it serve- a mirror?
Don't we know how we look?
Why do we then need a reminder
Like a calendar
of the passage of days? It would matter
if in every wrinkle, we could only see the journeys we took
And not bother
about the puffy eyes, sallow skin, and growing older.
If we saw every line as a sign
of having lived.
Then, rather than whine
We'd pour ourselves a glass of wine
For, in every scar
that mars our face
we'd only see how far
we've come, and the battles we've lost and won.
* After I wrote the above poem, I realized, I had to write a quadrille (a poem of 44 words).So here's my quadrille.
I'm glad the world's not one big mirror
Or else it'd be a constant reminder
Of how old I'd grown
Now I need to remember
that I am older
each time I prance
Jump and run
Or eat all that is sweet.
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