Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mirror, Mirror

     Image from wiki free images by twistedsifter.com

When faced with a mirror
Do you like what it reflects?
What is your first reflex?
Do you act on it?
Do you stare
critically,
appreciatively,
Do you duck away?
Or do you jump right through,
à la Alice?
Upon reflection
does your reflection
reveal more than you like,
or less?


This is for Margaret at IGRT who asked us to write about mirrors.  It's also my #5 for PAD.

37 comments:

  1. Ooh, I know the answer to that last question.
    Fascinating photo you found on wiki, and your poem suits it perfectly. "Upon reflection, does your reflection...?" Wonderful wording.
    K

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  2. good questions; that image is tres surreal; have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  3. I like the questions Mary ~ I think our reflection reveals more than we care to see ~

    Thanks for participating in Real Toads challenge ~ Happy weekend ~

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    1. Thank you Grace. I think I mis-attributed the challenge though.

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    2. You did, but I will be happy to take credit for such a nice one like this :) ha I did take one of the photos…

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  4. i think our reflection in a mirror reveals far
    less than what we are...

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    1. Me too, but sometimes we give that image too much importance.

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  5. A reaction of a mirror maybe tells us even more than the image itself?

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  6. This is fabulous! Great photo prompt,too!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  7. First of all I love the photo....it only adds to your excellent piece...the girl seems to hide from her own reflection. We often to that...sometimes the truth in the mirror is just too hard to face. Thankfully there are other times the mirror reflects our celebration of life.

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  8. It's very hard to really look at yourself.

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  9. I love the questions, this is an excellent piece. :)

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  10. I think the mirror only projects a small window of who we are! I love your poem and the photo is perfect~

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  11. love the lines...it would be better if mirror reflected nothing more or nothing less..but mirror knows lots of tricks...

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  12. That's a spooky image. The mirror used to be a better friend. Yes, back when I would stare and stare and try to figure me out. Mirrors are like cameras, seldom tell a lie. Evocative poem!

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    1. Yvonne, maybe that's why our eyesight also gets worse as we age, lol. Thank you.

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  13. Not always! Hehehe, especially this early in the morning. I am just in awe of that photo, and your words are very enlightening.

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  14. I would jump through as mirrors to me are portals to another world.

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  15. I like the way the poem challenges me to answer the questions, plus a cool shout out to Alice. Nice!

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  16. I stare appreciatively at the photos of a much younger me (and remember when I used to say I was fat.. ha ha) Oh, for such a waste line now. I am one who prefers to be taking the photos, not in them.

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  17. good find with the image, and well suited to the prompt. btw, the last two posts (this and the cat post) both have spam on them... hate that. ~

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    1. Thanks Michael. I just got rid of them. Grrrrrrr.

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