Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Narcissus - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

With my own private spell
I conjure up a picture
of you, even before words
begin to define, to circumscribe

an image in a mirror,
you stare at me

a projection of myself

my invention, groomed
and dressed by my imagination

in the mirror our lips move
as we try to speak
to each other.

Topic(s) of this poem: metaphysical

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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