Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wry reflection

I'm not the swan, I am
a lesser, wry reflection
sipping at an idle drift
before breakfasted, its wings
lift me from the mirror


Megan Duffy said...

I have just gotten back ob blogger after a long hiatus. I am so happy to be back and reading your poems.

This particularly fantastic. Plath's "Mirror" is brought to mind here, but wonderfully condensed. It is so concise and powerful in its brevity. And the shift from "idle drift" to "wings and "lift" is brilliantly done.

Francis Scudellari said...

Thanks Megan. I hope to be reading more poetry on your site soon too.

Rallentanda said... are definitely a swan (cygnus autratus)my favourite kind:)