Sunday, March 25, 2012

Don't You See How Big I Am?

image: Duane Michals


Warped mirrors reflecting
me times three
shattering self-image
skewed
image—self, shattering
three times me,
reflecting mirrors warped.

©laurie kolp



Prompt inspiration: The Mag

26 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Ahhh... dark, mysterious, sharp, with just a tinge of sadness.

Heaven said...

I like the warped mirror and shattered image ~

Nice poetry form too ~

Mark Windham said...

'ditto' Heaven. Like the reversal and its effect.

Tess Kincaid said...

I prefer skinny mirrors, myself...giggle...

Paige said...

I admire the voice you captured
here: frentic, confused.
well-written.

Brian Miller said...

i am fairly certain i do not want to look at myself that closely...well writ though...we often look at ourselfs with warped mirrors...

Kat Mortensen said...

Clever! Precise and telling. Very nicely done!

Berowne said...

The stories warped mirrors can tell...

Other Mary said...

Oh Laurie, the palindrome is so cool, great form and content match up! Words reflecting like the mirror. So clever.

S.E.Ingraham said...

Clever palindrome use for the 'fun-house' mirror effect ... just the slightest bit creepy for all that, yes?

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

Peaceful Warrior said...

I don't know about a palindrome but this poem sure reads the same backward as forwards.....LOL

Great witty and introspective.
You're up there with Keats for me.

Karen said...

Love the form you used Laurie!

Wayne Pitchko said...

warped indeed....in a GOOD way...nicely done Laurie

zongrik said...

i like three times me

mirrored

Shawna said...

I really like the sound here: "shattering self-image skewed image"

Lovely reversal form; I could never do that.

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Dave King said...

Happens to me every time I wet shave... cleverly done.

Anonymous said...

Warped is so interesting !

izzy said...

I avoid mirrors- and photo's
as much as Possible! thanks.

Little Nell said...

That was clever to have the words reflecting each other too. Sharp and succinct!

Helen said...

I echo what others have said - your poem is clever and oh so unique!!

Jinksy said...

Love what you did with these words...

Ella said...

Very clever and so profound!
I know people like this, sad...

Carrie Burtt said...

A powerful write Laurie! :-)

Tumblewords: said...

Provocative turn about - I really like this.

Abin Chakraborty said...

This one's truly my kinda poem...dark, warped,torn.fabulously done!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I think all mirrors are warped - well certainly the ones I look in! Is that really me?

Excellent take!

Anna :o]