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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mirror, Mirror

In our house
there were no 
full-length mirrors.
We did not need
to see the full picture.
We viewed ourselves
in small pieces.
hoping the picture
presented to others
was not cracked
with bad luck.

    Todays challenge is to write a persona poem from the viewpoint of a mirror,
or you can write your poem about a mirror and what you see in it. What do you think Snow White's mirror was really like? 


  1. I like that, Joy! Here's something I just came up with:

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
    You're not wide and you're not tall;
    Hardly take up any space,
    All there's room for...is a face!

    1. Matt,
      This sounds like just the right sized mirror for shaving. Thanks for sharing your poem with us. It is fun.

  2. HI Joy,

    Grandma's Mirror

    A full-length mirror
    at the end of the hall,
    reminds us
    to stand straight and tall.

    Grandma looks us up and down.
    Brush your hair. Tie that bow.
    Where's your belt?
    Shine those shoes til they glow.

    Who needs a full-length mirror
    at the end of the hall
    when grandmother examins
    and re-examins us all?

    Linda Andersen

  3. Linda, This is just delightful. Yes, it does make me think of my own grandmother--nothing was ever right, or good enough for her.
    THANK YOU for sharing your poem with us.

  4. Thanks for the compliment. That means a lot coming from you!