David Wood

Gold Star - 12,216 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

  • (10/16/2015 5:43:00 AM)

    I know the feeling, well. (Report) Reply

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  • 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

  • Liza Sudina (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

  • 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

  • Dr John Celes (8/22/2015 3:30:00 PM)

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

  • (8/18/2015 5:20:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (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.
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  • Lyn Paul (5/8/2013 8:24:00 PM)

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

  • (5/3/2013 5:44:00 AM)

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

  • (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

  • Hans Vr (4/30/2013 9:16:00 AM)

    Moving something really deep inside.
    well written
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  • David Wood (4/28/2013 10:03:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Juan Olivarez (4/26/2013 1:04:00 PM)

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

  • Valerie Dohren (4/26/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    Wonderful write David, very inspired. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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