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The Other Side Of A Mirror

Rating: 3.7
I sat before my glass one day,
And conjured up a vision bare,
Unlike the aspects glad and gay,
That erst were found reflected there -
The vision of a woman, wild
With more than womanly despair.
Her hair stood back on either side
A face bereft of loveliness.
It had no envy now to hide
What once no man on earth could guess.
It formed the thorny aureole
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Anonymous Visitor 05 March 2020
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Aniruddha Pathak 11 November 2019
What a candid and beautiful portrayal of self! A lovely poem
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Andrew Blakemore 10 November 2019
An excellent poem beautifully written
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Harley White 10 November 2019
This is a marvelous poem as is usual for Coleridge. I don't understand why people give so many classic poems a low rating, . and in general here I find that for me the ratings here often do not reflect the quality of the poems.
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Kingsley Egbukole 10 November 2019
Brilliantly composed. Thanks for sharing.
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Shreshtha Goel 10 November 2018
i was entranced by this poem's beauty
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Haidee Majola 10 November 2018
Looking at our mirror image while in despair and anguish gives a reflection different from the one we seek to see when we mirrorize ourselves...it may shock us but in the end we accept the mirror doesn't lie... we are it.
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Baquee Billah Ahmed 10 November 2018
Good poem................
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Chukwuebuka Adebayo 10 November 2018
Um Great work.Those lines slay me into two.that is the tragic story of a woman.
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 November 2018
The Vision of her! ! The vision of a woman. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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