Mirror’s Face

Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror

Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Perfect oval, pale
Deft touches of blush and powder
All the flaws are now erased
Simple here, the mirror’s face

Arching eyebrows peak
With questions yet unasked
Wisdom lost, it’s been replaced
Conformity here, the mirror’s face

Lips that rarely smile
Lest they stretch the contoured form
In our lines our lives are traced
Nothing here, in the mirror’s face

Hair line softly falls
Locks to balance perfect symmetry
The golden mean of depth and space
Are all that’s required, the mirror’s face

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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17 Responses to Mirror’s Face

  1. nataliejo210 says:

    I just started a blog and it would mean so much if you could check out my site! Followed btw xx great article super interesting

  2. Dagenn says:

    Love it, as always. Been offline for a while, and I missed your poetry while I was gone.

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    I’m not a fan of mirrors. I don’t like the cracking noise they make when I look at them.

  4. I do not enjoy mirrors at all. lol Oh, Sis…I am starting to sound like our friend Brian!! Guess what I am staring at????? Your novel came today!!!!! I cannot wait until bedtime to start reading!!

    • Yay!!! Hope you enjoy it!! 🙂 🙂 xxxx

      • Holding it in my hand was the coolest thing!! May have to pick your brain when I am ready……if I am ever ready. lol

      • Always happy to help – I got lulu.com help for most of this first publishing journey so far, but over the next couple of weeks i’ll be uploading to amazon kindle which is a process I have to navigate on my own…fingers crossed I get it right! Just navigating the registration of a separate ISBN for that version at the moment, which in itself is a bit of a mystery so I’ve had to email the provider with queries that will probably take a few days to hear back about…. lol, one step at a time! 🙂

  5. Nice one. did you see the photo as inspiration or write the poem and then match the photo?

    • The latter – actually this and a few others posted recently were written at the hairdresser so a lot of the inspiration came from what I observe there, or what photos I see in magazines I read during the ritual. 🙂 🙂

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