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  The Looking Glass
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, January 01, 2004

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            Into the looking glass, my grieving soul did stare.

Wishing, longing, to see you still sitting there.

I sat at your vanity, touching combs

Of silver, mingled with small, delicate

strands of your hair.


Across the vanity top in neat array

Lie little figurines that you would hold

With gentle hands and caress

As you looked into your looking glass.


In the lower, left hand drawer still lay

The bath salts that I brought you

from France during the war.

Grouped in the corner I saw your perfume.


With closed eyes, I still smell your softness

As you enter the room.

In this tufted chair, I sit everyday,

Viewing your treasures and knowing

With mind so still,

That you, my love, never went away.


Whenever I seek you, I know you are there.

This is the reason that into the looking glass I stare.

For if, I seek you in my heart,

The warm rush of your warm love

fills that cold and lonely room.


In reality I do know our years together

Were spent, and your calling did come.

We parted with lips touching each other and our hearts without fear

You closed your eyes...and left me here.


But whenever I need to feel your touch

I go into your room, and into the looking glass, I stare.


                          J. Allen Wilson © 2003

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Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 1/10/2004
Again, amazingly touching. You know, we can fall in love with your ability to love. This is very dangerous.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/3/2004
Painful imagery, Al, and boy are you so prolific of late. Your lil Writers elf is working overtime lately...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 1/3/2004
Wonderful imagery
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 1/2/2004
I love the imagery and sentimentality in this piece. As if watching from a corner in the room. Very well done.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/1/2004
A soul-touching write. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Joni Stewart-Hague 1/1/2004
This is beautifully touched my heart as not much can. Excellent writing. You are truly a 'poet' !
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 1/1/2004
Your words brought tears, and moved my very soul. This is so heart wrenchingly beautiful Allen! I as well hope that your poetry is not of your lost love...
if so, I am so truly sorry.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/1/2004
This touched my heart deeply. If this is true I
am so sorry for your loss. I hope this is just
another incredible write from your talented pen,
and brillant mind.

Yf, *Linda*
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 1/1/2004
Such warmth in your words, Allen. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2004!
Jill :)
Reviewed by jude forese 1/1/2004
atmosphere is everything in a poem and you've created a very wonderful feel in this one ...
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/1/2004
You have decorated this poetical room
with a vast array of emotional colors.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/1/2004
Such an exquisite memoir,beautifully penned, Allen, loving and tender...
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