Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mirror rain



















Each puddle a miniature world
a tide pool of possibilities
not just on the microscopic level
but the imaginative one as well.
Peering at the girl studying me intently
from the other side of the water,
we speculate about each other's lives.
Does she have a daughter, a dog, and
a weird husband and does she write
poems about ordinary, as opposed to
lofty, inspiration?
Do those dark watery eyes hide the
same depression and despair,
interspersed by contentment and joy?
I touch the quivering surface and
the wonder disappears in ripples.
(Written for Theme Thursday #67, "Rain", 9/22/11; also posted for
Thursday Poet's Rally # 52, 9/22/11)

15 comments:

  1. Oh, nice! A little like Alice through the looking glass.

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  2. I loved reading this poem of wondering.......well done. Great last two lines.

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  3. Great poem.
    It was fun to read.
    And I especially liked the way you ended it.
    Good Work!

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  4. LOVED IT ... and the ending rocks ... :)

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  5. I love the private view, the wonder.
    I love these lines:
    "Do those dark watery eyes hide the
    same depression and despair,
    interspersed by contentment and joy?
    I touch the quivering surface and
    the wonder disappears in ripples"

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  6. I hope you find out what is behind those dark watery eyes and can see inside the hope and love that everyone has hidden deep within
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/21/remember-the-years/

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  7. I enjoyed reading your entry.

    Here is mine:

    http://wp.me/s1LMFk-749

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  8. What an interesting perspective. You give your own reflection another dimension.

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  9. This is very inspirational, Susan! And, of course, beautiful (but you know I love your work)! Am I selfish if I think I might just have to give this credit for the thought just born in my head, or could you (please) take it as a compliment? *big hugs*

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  10. deep, rain could inspire and empower so much.
    Way to go.

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