The looking glass effect

The looking glass effect

A Poem by EmpressPoetess

Inspired by the picture


Her dreams dance just beneath the surface
shuttered in a kaleidoscope of her emotions
she waits and wonders where the girl goes
when the woman inside of her appears

Her dreams, her wishes and desires change
from soft rays of wonder into clear realities
she’ll design a treasure trove in her mind
a keepsake to safeguard things of the heart

where young always believe in tender love
of brave knights in white satin, on white steeds
fancy gaiety is spun on whimsical revelries
of the swinging doors throughout her mind.....

As seen through the eyes in her looking glass.

© 2012 EmpressPoetess

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wow, nicely written piece.

geez, i believed in all that stuff you have in the third stanza...

but..the looking glass broke...and since then, nothing looks the same...

this flows free and easy...wonderfully put together phrasing here.

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Thank you, Jacob! Your delightful review means a lot to me!
a beautiful translation of the story told in this iconic painting through your own unique poetic eyes .

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Robin.

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Added on December 26, 2012
Last Updated on December 26, 2012
Tags: growing, girl, young, mirror, mind, dreams



Dallas, TX

A single mom of 4 adult kids. I love to write, mostly romance poetry, but I do dabble in different areas of poetry. I just write what I feel about life. I also write short stories. I live In Dalla.. more..