Seeing is believing.
Whatever was thought or said,

these persistent, inexorable deaths
make faith as such absent,

our humanness a question,
a disgust for what we are.

Whatever the hope,
here it is lost.

Because we coveted our difference,
here is the cost.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Creeley's poem The Mirror

1 Comment

  1. Jenna says:

    In “The Mirror” Robert Creely constantly reiterated the fact that no matter what has been thought or said, is now lost. Faith is no longer an element by which to defeat these inexorable deaths or experiences in life. Because as individuals we seek and need the truth, we have destroyed the world and people around us…we have coveted our differences and by doing so we have resorted to a mirror to reflect reality, because we have lost our faith.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Robert Creeley better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.