Wednesday, April 27, 2011

an oracle

a foolish being-
she is at the mercy of her mirror
an antique before
now a broken piece
polish gone awry
yet it beholds her
she relishes her image
(I pity her)
an image as broken as the mirror
both wait for an oracle
one animate, another inanimate

"mirror and her are yin and yang"

22 comments:

Christine said...

I pity her too, I prefer to stay far away from my mirror.

honeyhaiku said...

I have never been a fan of the mirror myself. Interesting and thought-provoking write.

versebender said...

The person in the mirror is a poor choice for a love affair. Some can't resist though. You crafted this very well. Vb

V. Furnas said...

Very interesting post. Thanks for stopping by today!

Andy Sewina said...

I do like the idea of her and the mirror being Yin and Yang.

<3

Amanda Moore said...

myself as well pity the person in love with their own reflection!

oldegg said...

Clearly she is delusional. the mirror and I are enemies! Beautifully written piece.

Kim Nelson said...

Mirror and her are yin and yang. I think this can be true for many, especially if moods are involved!
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/04/27/childhood-folly/

bhumika said...

gautami U havent followed my blog thru GFC..i dont see ur name..

jaerose said...

Mirrors are such powerful things..we can be looking at ourselves and still not recognise who we really are..thought provoking as usual..Jae

Old Altonian said...

A mirror lies to you all the time, regardless of whether you can tell your left hand from your right.

5thsister said...

May there be a time when we all can look in the mirror and see the beauty within. Excellent write my friend.

Brian Miller said...

mirrors lie anyway...and prey at our fears.

moondustwriter said...

wow what a sad image you portray
broken beyond repair

thanks for the 55

dustus said...

You create an excellent balance throughout your 55 between illusion and "reality" Very well done.

G-Man said...

She should never look in the mirror if it bothers her so much.
Most excellent 55 Gautami.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

ThomG said...

Always love when you come to 3WW and participate. Very thought-provoking.

PBJdreamer said...

I sometimes feel shocked when I look in the mirror

this was well written and very thought provoking!


that is all

Alice Audrey said...

And they stare at one another all day long.

- Alice

Chris G. said...

Many have spoiled themselves consumed in those mirrors...it is a pity, that we can be so misled. Resonant piece.

Steve Isaak said...

Great use of imagery, all-around enjoyable read.

irene said...

I like the idea of mirror as oracle.