Brian Mayo

Gold Star - 12,347 Points (1960)

Reflection - Poem by Brian Mayo

The rippling shallows won’t reflect
Or recognize the boy
Ravaged eyes cannot detect
The simple splashing joy
Of Saturdays, and summer rains
And swollen backyard streams
A faded photograph remains
To haunt his lonely dreams.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brand New- -12/8/15

Comments about Reflection by Brian Mayo

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (3/8/2016 7:01:00 AM)

    Nice poem about the memories. Thank you for sharing this great poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (1/4/2016 5:59:00 PM)

    I really did enjoy this rumination of childhood memories so well expressed for boy or girl. Read mine – I Cannot Return –
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  • Dimitrios Galanis (12/26/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    The two last verses imposing. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (12/11/2015 5:16:00 PM)

    So this is a beautiful, yet wistful, and, yes, a little sad. I love 'mirror' poems (self portrait) . Often insightful and usually, layered, they reveal much more than a flat reflection. I can envision a man looking at himself in the water and seeing his moving reflection while he contemplates lost youth and innocence. The writing style here, which is tight and short, indicates a river flowing below it. Great use of reflective imagery (photographs, water (shallow) ... Rain or stream) , alliteration. This is a good one... Terse and restrained. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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