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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.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mirror
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1961

Comment 386 of 386, added on September 30th, 2014 at 6:17 AM.

this poem is very beautifull and great.it says how it is importent to our life as well as functins also,it says real characters of human lifes and womens and mirror is a one kind of polestar,that mean sometime we are miss behave and wrong ,,,that time it shows the reality,what we does? so mirror is importent.

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