Argentine Tango

Melancholy's Mirrors

I gazed into Melancholy's mirror
And found the more I reflected on it,
The more it reflected on me
Providing a perfect symmetry
As beautiful and fragile as a butterfly's wings
I tilted my head to discover an endless corridor
Extending before me, and turning around,
Found more mirrors had gathered,
Offering now a multitude of paths in every direction
That branched out from me like dendrites
Leading everywhere, into nowhere
Dark and inviting, they offered a promise
That Time would never walk these halls, as
They had been reserved
For Melancholy and me

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Poem Edited: Friday, March 29, 2013

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

4,9 out of 5
4 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Melancholy's Mirrors by Argentine Tango

  • Christopher TyeChristopher Tye (4/11/2017 3:40:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem full of imagery and thoughtfully constructed.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Aria SirenAria Siren (1/23/2014 1:18:00 PM)

    I find myself gobbling up poems like these, the ones that paint such striking images. Great ink with alluring imagery!

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Shahzia BatoolShahzia Batool (5/29/2013 3:10:00 PM)

    Melancholy is not the state to be avoided rather it is a rich state for a poetic spirit. You have done justice with the string of images you have used here.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Subodh Pandey (5/24/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    a beautiful write of mirror multitudes awsum

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Subodh Pandey (5/24/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    a beautiful write of mirror multitudes awsum

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kelly SealeKelly Seale (5/23/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    ...Providing a perfect symmetry
    As beautiful and fragile as a butterfly's wings...

    I find it refreshing the way you see yourself, not many can gaze into Melancholy's Mirrors, and be happy with what they see. Great Write Amanda! ; -) Kelly.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kanav JustaKanav Justa (5/18/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    great great work, , , , , ultimate ending

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ray Quesada (3/31/2013 7:50:00 PM)

    the reference to mirrors and dendrites, and the context in which you used them, reminds me of Buddhism and Quantum Theory - this is heavy stuff, but painted in a way that is inviting, not intimidating. great balance! !

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ray Quesada (3/31/2013 7:49:00 PM)

    the reference to mirrors and dendrites, and the context in which you used them, reminds me of Buddhism and Quantum Theory - this is heavy stuff, but painted in a way that is inviting, not intimidating. great balance! !

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rick Elpers (3/28/2013 9:18:00 AM)

    I really like this poem. The illustration of the mirrors and the endless tunnel, beautifully
    blended with your suffering words. I appreciate your giving us a glimpse of a moment
    in your life. Beautiful and sad.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?