Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Poetry Post

Maple Mosaic

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Mirror, Mirror
by Spike Milligan


A young spring-tender girl
combed her joyous hair
'You are very ugly' said the mirror.
But,
on her lips hung
a smile of dove-secret loveliness,
for only that morning had not
the blind boy said,
'You are beautiful'?

4 comments:

  1. Love the picture and the poem.

    Good Sunday, all.

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  2. Sometimes, most times, it's the blind who can see things more clearly.

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  3. I was going to say what Janet said!

    Lovely day yesterday: Big V's husband fell off a ladder and impaled himself in the bushes below. He got airlifted to Grady (the big trauma center in Atlanta). Fortunately, the stick went in nearly a foot deep but only nicked his colon — didn't breach it — so he'll be out in a few days.

    Interesting, the depth and range of freakout-ery the in-laws can generate over trivia, but when there's a real crisis they nut up & deal.

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  4. Wow, Farf, my summer health care exploit pales. I hope Big V's husband's recovery is faster and as complete as mine.

    Janet, perception can be willful. As a teacher, I often practiced selective deafness.

    Dina, I associate Spike Milligan with The Goon Show. I was surprised when I googled this poem and found out that it was the same Spike Milligan.

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