7 comments

  1. vesper · January 28, 2008

    i LOVE that!

  2. howard · January 29, 2008

    Good choice!

    I love this one, too, but as with many of the writers I hold in high esteem, I struggle for new ways to pay the same compliment – which is always some form of, “I wish I’d written that.”

  3. zaphodfreek · January 30, 2008

    I know EXACTLY what you mean.

  4. krkbaker · January 31, 2008

    this is great but I should probably tell qaze that. btw. what does agitation of hands mean?

  5. tomachfive · January 31, 2008

    Qazse never really loses that spark of his, worthy of adulation. Gotta pay that dude a visit. Nice shot there, Ben.

  6. zaphodfreek · February 1, 2008

    It’s from a Sylvia Plath poem.
    And I thought it was a particularily strong image and I liked how it sounded.

    Mirror
    -Sylvia Plath

    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 a 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.

  7. krkbaker · February 2, 2008

    Oh, ok. I read some of her unabridged diaries last year.
    Interesting lady that Plath.

    I like it too.

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