Saturday, April 5

Reflections

Every hair defined
Every pore pointed out
The pigmentation- uneven
dotted with freckles of time
Peeling nose
Two tired eyes
A chin as big as sin

and yet

Every hair defined
Every pore pointed out
This is a face that has seen time
roll by gently, like a friend
with her joys and surprises
and stored behind that visage
is a mind that meditates upon these things
unhindered by a mere reflection
that captures only what the eye can behold
and not the stores of imagination

Shared at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/ where today's prompt is "Mirror, Mirror."

10 comments:

  1. I specially like this reflection:

    This is a face that has seen time
    roll by gently, like a friend

    Perhaps we need that inner eye to see beyond every hair & pore pointed out ~

    Thanks for linking up to Real Toads & wishing you Happy Weekend ~

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  2. the mind loves to dwell in deep water...surfaces rarely..until face becomes the mirror....love the lines...

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  3. So much can lie in a visage.. I find it very good that we can read all the stories all the experiences... it would be terrible if all was not there.. like Dorian Gray

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  4. Love this call to see time as a friend...all the things shared with passing years

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  5. I like it muchly. Whenever I think of mirrors, Magritte's 'The treachery of images' comes to my mind. We are not our reflected images on the mirror.

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  6. Wonderful! I am so happy to read your words-thank you! Your poem is a gift~

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  7. That is a strong poem! I like it very much :)

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  8. this links with Ella's post about her hair. this is where i found you.
    this piece is a wonderful insightful write
    gracias

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  9. A very good reminder, when all of society screams that it's all about surface appearances.

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  10. We often do not see our beauty… and perhaps that is all we see - the outer beauty. Neither one is good. I really like "unhindered by a mere reflection"

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