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Analysis and comments on A Hand-Mirror. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 5 of 285, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:28 PM.

i like it

bird fancy from United States
Comment 4 of 285, added on December 11th, 2005 at 12:25 PM.

Whitman's poem was incredible... but, John.. yours is horrendous! Do you
actually think that was good??

Alisha from United States
Comment 3 of 285, added on August 2nd, 2005 at 10:00 AM.

Veil of Time ( Johnny through the looking glass)
I got soap in my eyes
I touched the cloth to face
to regain lost vision
I glanced in the mirror
Staring back at me is someone I knew
Black, soft, unkempt hair
Uncorrupted complexion
Big, brown, innocent panda bear eyes
Before vision and thought connect
I hear him call:
"Mom, Mom I've got soap in my eyes, again-
It hurts."
"I'm coming," the rescuer responds
The lady not waiting grabs his head
with one hand and dunks him face down
into the basin full of healing water
A swoosh, then artful, gentle dabs
with a holey shroud
"It's better, Mom,"
We say in uniSon.
JLB 2005

John Lawrence Barbetta from United States
Comment 2 of 285, added on May 31st, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

I believe this poem is simply telling the truth. Your appearance on the
outside is completely different that your emotional insides. Sometimes a
person can have a great appearance and have the most dreadful life. OR>>>>
Sometimes you become vain and forget about others and it takes over your
true self, makes you mean and cold at times.

Michelle from United States
Comment 1 of 285, added on January 16th, 2005 at 11:42 PM.

What lies behind the masks that we wear? This is what Whitman is talking
about. The inner pain, lies, and the inner secrets. This is truly an
inspitational poem. It challenges everyone to peel away the fakeness and
look into ones heart!


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Information about A Hand-Mirror.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 6. A Hand-Mirror.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 11. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 5 2008

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