I am silver and exact

WhoAmILynn Yoder

“Who am I”  painting by Lyn Yoder

 

Here’s a haunting poem by Sylvia Plath:

 

Mirror

 

 

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.

Whatever I see I swallow immediately

Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.

I am not cruel, only truthful ‚

The eye of a little god, four-cornered.

Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.

It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long

I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.

Faces and darkness separate us over and over.

 

Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,

Searching my reaches for what she really is.

Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.

I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.

She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.

I am important to her. She comes and goes.

Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.

In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman

Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

 

More mirror images:

picasso-girl-before-a-mirror

Picasso  “Girl Before a Mirror”

 

 

'The_Mirror'_by_William_Merritt_Chase,_Cincinnati_Art_Museum

“The Mirror” by William Merrit Chase

Stranger-In-The-Mirror    Chris Peters

“Stranger in the Mirror” by Chris Peters

 

 
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