Treasure Island

John Knight

(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

Mirror Mirror - Mirror Me!

Mirror Mirror on the Wall
What stories you could tell,
Of faces that have gazed in you
Some so happy - others blue
Some thinking - gosh I look like Hell!
Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror oh so Tall
Does my bum look big in this?
Does my skirt and jacket clash?
Is it OK for Julies bash?
Will this ensemble be a hit or miss?
Mirror Mirror oh so Tall

Mirror Mirror - curtain call
Do I look a real Pooh Bah?
Is my wig the right way round?
Does my crinoline reach the ground?
Is my moustache correct for a Huusar?
Mirror Mirror - curtain call.

Mirror Mirror in the Hall
Oh will I be 'Belle of the Ball'?
Will my beehive survive the twist and shout?
Or will my carefully padded top dropp ou?
Oh dear - will my stillettos make me fall?
Mirror mirror in the Hall.

Mirror Mirror Oh! apall
Sitting in the dentists chair.
'Just relax and let me take a look'
(scratching, scraping with a dentists hook)
What does the Dentist really see in there
Mirror Mirror Oh! apall

Morror Mirror - you'll recall
When I was very young and free
My face was smooth my eyes were bright
Even very late at night!
But now I'm really old and ninety-three
Mirror Mirror - you'll recall.

Mirror Mirror - please don't fall
Broken glass - bad luck for seven years!
Reflect my vissage just once more
Then you can shatter on the floor
With all my fractured hopes and flowing tears.
Mirror Mirror - please don't fall.

(John Knight - September 2009)

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This type of poem is called a 'Sandwich' because the first and last lines, of each verse, are the same. Also the last line of each verse is similar to the opening line of the next verse and rhymes with it. The technical rhyme pattern, in the above poem, Is A b c c b A.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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  • Beauty Philosophy (9/9/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, in terms of theme and form, a good example for beginners to follow and the theme of the mirror is quite common, the reflection of the self and the process of ageing... (Report) Reply

  • Kimberly Lindsey (9/9/2009 3:28:00 AM)

    What a wondrously fun poem, with truth, and and depth lightened to a state of fun!
    I enjoyed this very much! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Jarvis (9/9/2009 1:47:00 AM)

    An extremely complex form given the light, lyrical and entertaining touch of John Knight! Your love of form and language is truly infectious - I feel a Poesi Sandwich coming on! S ;) (Report) Reply

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