David Wood

Gold Star - 10,722 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Mirror - Poem by David Wood

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,536 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (10/16/2015 5:43:00 AM)

    I know the feeling, well. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 15,240 Points Pamela Sinicrope (9/17/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    I thought....WOW! How does this MAN understand how women feel about their mirrors? How perceptive you are. This is a great gem of a poem. Sylvia Plath....after I read her book when I was in college, I didn't get out of bed for 3 days.... Bravo on your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,475 Points Liza Sud Russia (9/2/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    You are like an angel in this poem! ! ! unbelievable!
    I look back at you
    Without wondering, without comment
    And I am truthful; I am your faithful friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,665 Points Marie Shine (9/1/2015 3:02:00 PM)

    This excellently inked poem has the elusive 'Wow! ' factor for me. The mirror speaks the naked truth, there is no embellishment, no covering up and sometimes we find it difficult to accept what we see. If we love and accept ourselves, if we are happy in our own skins, then we accept the truth the mirror speaks each time we consult it and we are accepting of the truth the mirror imparts to us. I love the personification of the mirror and the use of simile and alliteration. A brilliant write! So enjoyed reading and thank you for sharing, dear poet... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 10,722 Points David Wood (9/1/2015 3:27:00 PM)

    I wrote it in memory of Silvia Plath's poem mirror.

  • Gold Star - 40,220 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/28/2015 11:43:00 PM)

    Wow, Wonderful Poem. I liked it.

    I invite you to see my poem Mirror. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,074 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (8/22/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    'silver charm' well-written for the cause, (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,671 Points Rachel Ann Butler (8/18/2015 5:20:00 PM)

    A good write a well told tale. thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,120 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

  • 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

  • Freshman - 786 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 - 18,503 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 - 972 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

  • Gold Star - 5,141 Points Hans Vr (4/30/2013 9:16:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 10,722 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 - 11,685 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,285 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 - 39,822 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

  • Gold Star - 5,151 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 - 828 Points Juan Olivarez (4/26/2013 1:04:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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