David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Mirror


I am your faithful friend, I cannot lie
My silver charm waits upon your desire
As I stand and wait patiently for you.

You look at me, through me, as if, as if.
As if you wanted to look younger,
Sleeker, slimmer. You gaze and gaze.

You never talk to me but I look back at you
Without wondering, without comment
And I am truthful; I am your faithful friend.

I cannot lie or be unfaithful but when you
Look at me you are unhappy with what
You see. You are critical and sigh.

I will always be here for you, waiting.
My silver charm just a reflection
Waiting to make your day seem happy.

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mirror – In memory of Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963

Comments about this poem (Mirror by David Wood )

Enter the verification code :

  • Heather Wilkins (8/28/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    a beautiful tribute to Sylvia Plath if she can read from where she is I am sure she is happy with it. nice work David (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (5/15/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    a nice tribute to a wonderful poetess Sylvia Plath....deep insight-er have deep vision of mirror, same occurs in poetry...well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (5/15/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    The mirror poem by Sylvia started it all, this persecution of the mirror. I think we are better
    for it, for analyzing, and not just accepting immediately whatever we see. I like this, it has a quiet dignity. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (5/8/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    A truly beautiful write and tribute with some special comments too. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Lydia Chan (5/1/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Oh Sylvia Plath, I love her, such a tragic story. She truly was and has always been my inspiration and favourite poet. I liked this poem, deep and a nice tribute to Sylvia. A poem I'm sure we can all relate to. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/28/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem full of how complex she was, her reflection wanting her to be happy but darkness inside overcame her in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (4/28/2013 2:29:00 AM)

    what a beautiful poem for Sylvia Plath; Such a sorrowful ending to a life cut short...her story makes me cry every time... (Report) Reply

Read all 15 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Music is a miracle..., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  2. Irresistible Sweetness, kayanja isaac
  3. Not a journey by train, Stephen Brian Brady
  4. आंखौ दाबावदे सना, Bahadur Basumatary
  5. No Choice, Elia Michael
  6. Bury My Unwillingness, Margaret Alice Second
  7. An advice, Somanathan Iyer
  8. Too long, too short, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  9. Its been four months now, Vangile Mtyali
  10. Word of Poetry, Vangile Mtyali

Poem of the Day

poet Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]