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Sunday, March 25, 2012

looking glass

Image credit: Duane Michals
Magpie Tales


look at them
just look at them
oh that beautiful pair

the them, the they
the sum total of
a celestial equation

but who am i
now that i'm alone
by myself

i'm too afraid
to know but...
that i do

i am what i am
a victim
of a time jester's truth

a crone, a nobody
tossed overhead
smashed underfoot

superstition's deathbed bride
seven white candles
burning bright

a puff of breath
a ring of fire
a cracked mirror, mirror

crazed, silent
yet still
i am alive

Rene ~ March 2012


15 comments:

  1. ooh - how creepy-sad is this? I really like it and it's quite a different take on the prompt from any others I've read ...

    http://aleapingelephant.blogspot.ca/2012/03/mirror-mirror.html

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  2. alive is a great thing to be...
    but this one feel melancholy for sure...

    superstition's deathbed bride

    is a great line and i really like that stanza...

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  3. Enigmatic and sad...I really like "time jester"...

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  4. They say time wounds all heels...
    Seriously though, the thoughts on ageing cut close to the bone for me. Well done Rene.

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  5. i like superstitions deatbead bride the best

    mirrored

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  6. Second stanza ~ stellar. Loved this!!

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  7. a victim
    of a time jester's truth

    How true this is for all of us! :)

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  8. Then vs me. We all feel that percieved seperation, don't we? It makes life so sad and seemingly hopeless.

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  9. Alive....is a process that involves a lot of wrinkles and scars....all part of the journey.

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  10. Oh, it's good to be alive...nice work.

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  11. I like this intense confrontation between " you" and the mirror. What are we really ?

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  12. I think this is brilliant. You got to the essence of the image, most definitely.

    Love this stanza especially:
    i am what i am
    a victim
    of a time jester's truth
    .

    ......wow.

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  13. ooooh, cool interpretation of the photo, kiddo.

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