Monday, February 11, 2008

At a Mirror



I and the other,
my unfathomable double,
forever lock destinies
on this thin silver.
Your eyes are kissing
my shoulders.
Can you look at me
with a painter’s brush
on your eyelashes?
Can you
reveal
more of me
than do
these pure,
cold
laws of optics?

Copyright © 2008 Vesper L. All rights reserved.

The image above is that of a painting by Pino Daeni, an Italian artist.

17 comments:

SzélsőFa said...

What a delicate, deep poem. The more I read it the more I like it.

Akasha Savage said...

What a beautiful, beautiful poem. I like it lots. Matches the picture perfectly.

Ello said...

Simply beautiful. And very meaningful. Plus a beautiful painting that is perfect for your poetry.

ChristineEldin said...

I love your poem and the painting. Szelsofa chose just the right word for your poem-delicate.
Very nice!

Vesper said...

Szelsofa, thank you so much, and thank you for re-reading this little poem.

Thank you, Akasha, I'm glad you like it.

Ello, thank you very much. Take a look at Pino Daeni's paintings - they're all beautiful.

Christine, thank you for this nice compliment.

jason evans said...

After reading your poem and thinking about it, it occurred to me how much we reveal about ourselves in how we react to seeing the person in the mirror. Sometimes I feel a certain disconnect. I should work on that.

Aine said...

I love the flow and sound of the first line/sentence-- especially when read out loud. Perhaps it's the repetition of the "th". It's one of those lines that makes me do a "double take"-- did it rhyme? It seems as though it rhymes. Excellent.

And the message is so true. The neverending search for ourselves.

Emperor Ropi said...

nice picture

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

What very beautiful and evocative words, Vesper. I love the simplicity and the depth of this poem.

And... there's something for you over at my place :-)
xxx

Taffiny said...

gorgeous words/ideas, and painting.

I am quite taken with them both.

Hoodie said...

Wow, I'm in love with that painting.

I love the intimacy of your words. Truly beautiful. A great reflection on, well, reflection.

Hotwire said...

both the painting and the writing are beautiful!

John Eaton said...

Just lovely.

Vesper said...

Jason, mirrors are strange sometimes. Some believe they reflect part of the soul...

Aine, thank you, I'm so glad you liked it.

Nice indeed, Ropi, thank you.

Ah, Vanilla, your words go to my heart. Thank you for everything!

Taffiny, you're ever so kind. This is very much appreciated.

Hoodie, take a look at his other paintings, all are beautiful. Thank you for your words of appreciation.

Thank you so much, Hotwire.

John, thank you very much.

Sarah Hina said...

This is lovely, yet softly probing. I love that you ended it on a question. So appropriate.

Enjoyed stopping by your blog! :)

Shameless said...

Wonderful words, wonderful painting! :-)

Vesper said...

Sarah, thank you for stopping again by my blog and for your kind words of appreciation... :-)

Seamus, thank you, I'm glad you liked them. :-)