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Reflection of a Poet
by Ruan Mills Burke

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Are the writer and the person one and the same?


  

Who is that in the looking glass?

That bears resemblance to my eye?

Same crook of brow, same tilt of head

Same slant of nose and smile shy

 

Who is it that looks out at me?

When e’er I deign to wander past

Are all her thoughts as grave as mine?

Is she as lost in thoughts so vast?

 

Does her mind swirl with big ideas?

Do magic words come into view?

Obscuring daily wants and needs

And setting pen to strive anew

 

To craft a masterpiece of sound

A work that speaks of mystery

Beguiling words that fill the page

And show the writer’s artistry

 

With taste and texture wantonly

Besieging pages crisp and white

Emerging as a stanza’s wish

To flourish in poetic light

  

I glance upon the glass again

And there she is with furrowed brow

To see her poised with pen in hand

One might believe she’s me, somehow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Budd Nelson 3/31/2012
Ruan,
to truly know ourselves is
inteligence
to truly like ourselves
love
to be willing to risk both
peace
write on you allow us to see all three
Budd
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 3/25/2012
sometimes the glass is clear, other times it is not. thanks for sharing.

asa
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/24/2012
Ruan,
Enjoyed this 'reflective' poem.:)

Blessings to you,
+Linda
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/24/2012
We are not as we image ourselves until we see the truth in the mirror. Introspective and beautiful write.

Ron
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 3/22/2012
A lovely and charming write. I may never look into my mirror again without wondering about the thoughts of the vision looking back at me.

Donna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/22/2012
Write On!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/21/2012
In poetic light a masterpiece of classic writing Ruan.
A reflection of you that I believe you have captured lovely.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/21/2012
This is charming, very in character, and lovely read. To know ourselves, to the best of our ability, is one of the most cherished traits we can have. You seem to be on the right track.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/21/2012
I can most certainly believe its you...e



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