Tuesday, December 21, 2010

hide and seek

when i look at you, oh mirror
i see a part of me

the outward only

a shadow
of reality

the part, (though chipped and worn)
i can perk up

but beautifying
the heart in me?

now, that's another

*"If i make the lashes dark
   and the eyes more bright
   And the lips more scarlet
   Or ask if all be right
   From mirror after mirror
   No vanity's displayed:
   I'm looking for the face i had
   Before the world was made."

       ~From the poem "A Woman, Young and Old" by William Yeats

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