David Wood

Rookie - 349 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Mirror - Poem by David Wood

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I am your faithful friend, I cannot lie
My silver charm waits upon your desire
As I stand and wait patiently for you.

You look at me, through me, as if, as if.
As if you wanted to look younger,
Sleeker, slimmer. You gaze and gaze.

You never talk to me but I look back at you
Without wondering, without comment
And I am truthful; I am your faithful friend.

I cannot lie or be unfaithful but when you
Look at me you are unhappy with what
You see. You are critical and sigh.

I will always be here for you, waiting.
My silver charm just a reflection
Waiting to make your day seem happy.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mirror – In memory of Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963

Comments about Mirror by David Wood

  • Gold Star - 9,761 Points Heather Wilkins (8/28/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    a beautiful tribute to Sylvia Plath if she can read from where she is I am sure she is happy with it. nice work David (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (5/15/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    a nice tribute to a wonderful poetess Sylvia Plath....deep insight-er have deep vision of mirror, same occurs in poetry...well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 377 Points Patti Masterman (5/15/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    The mirror poem by Sylvia started it all, this persecution of the mirror. I think we are better
    for it, for analyzing, and not just accepting immediately whatever we see. I like this, it has a quiet dignity. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,472 Points Lyn Paul (5/8/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    A truly beautiful write and tribute with some special comments too. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/3/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to SYLVIA, David, which is so very touching! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lydia Chan (5/1/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Oh Sylvia Plath, I love her, such a tragic story. She truly was and has always been my inspiration and favourite poet. I liked this poem, deep and a nice tribute to Sylvia. A poem I'm sure we can all relate to. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,391 Points Hans Vr (4/30/2013 9:16:00 AM)

    Moving something really deep inside.
    well written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 349 Points David Wood (4/28/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    Well done Hazel. I am looking through the mirror at Sylvia's image (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,269 Points Hazel Durham (4/28/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem full of how complex she was, her reflection wanting her to be happy but darkness inside overcame her in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 446 Points Theodora Onken (4/28/2013 2:29:00 AM)

    what a beautiful poem for Sylvia Plath; Such a sorrowful ending to a life cut short...her story makes me cry every time... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/26/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    A memorable poem in memory of Sylvia Plath well penned to ease the grief and pain thank you sharing with us (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,278 Points Paul Brookes (4/26/2013 5:04:00 PM)

    Ah the mirrior never lies Great write. Sylvia would be proud of you. BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 532 Points Juan Olivarez (4/26/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    I agree wirh Val.wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,250 Points Valerie Dohren (4/26/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    Wonderful write David, very inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,576 Points Neela Nath (4/26/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    A fabulous poem. A nice tribute to Sylvia Plath. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


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