Marieta Maglas

Gold Star - 4,534 Points (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania)

An Antique Beauty - Poem by Marieta Maglas

This antique mirror doesn't feed
my confidence. Its concave surface
reveals some magic tricks
due to a red reflection. Some hair curlers
and irons are there to fancy
some underclothing -
your swimmers strap underwear
and her bust body underwear slips.

‘Tis a new style.

I feel anguish when I touch
the push-pull-rotate door locks
of the bathroom. The picture
of an antique statue

is hidden in between

all those things. She enters

the mirror to kiss you

every time you gaze upon yourself

in the mirror
and start shaving. Like a jelly candy
seems to be her lipstick
on that silver, but
I don't want to taste it. Means bitterness for me

this fantasy of yours. These compressed
shapes of smiling lips look like isoquants, or like
indifference curves. I want
to leave you.
What do you think?

When I wash it, the water
that drips from this mirror
looks like the crimson blood. Scary
optical illusions split the reality
into two variants through my woe
to create a much looser
and less direct relationship
between us than ever. You

live for your comfort
and versatility. You cannot change it.

Copyright © Marieta Maglas. All rights reserved.

Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful, love and art, mirror, suffering

Form: Blues Poem

Comments about An Antique Beauty by Marieta Maglas

  • Hans Vr (10/29/2013 1:32:00 AM)

    I can read in the lines the pain and hurt of a broken trust, causing bitterness, spoiling the uniqueness. Staying any longer in such situation may seem an approach that is least hard on ourselves, but quite often it just causes cumulative pain, that worsens with time. Sometimes it is better to start anew early. Positive thinking may really help in meeting the right partner.
    I may have it completely wrong, Marieta, my interpretation may be completely out but these were the feelings and thoughts that the poem provoked in me. I think it is a wonderful write with the use of strong images; the reader cannot but being moved deeply after reading it.
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  • Robinson (10/1/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    Dark poetry, images and emotions, perhaps just a reflection away. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (9/20/2013 11:41:00 PM)

    Wow amazing dark awesome wording n phrasing! Kudos 4 a great poem, warm wishes. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 2, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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