Mirror — A Poem


September 16, 2016 by Ray Yanek


So I’ve never pretended to be a poet, but I put this together as an example of a chain poem for the high school Creative Writing class I teach.  I figured it would do me good to get out of the prose box.  To actually put that poem here is also shattering about a million other boxes.  🙂

So here you go… Be easy on me.    And if you’re interested, I’ll explain a bit more about the chain poem assignment next week.

Have a good weekend!


Your reflection,

A mirage in the smudged and shattered mirror.

The condensation of the past transforms

The frame into the ball gown

You no longer wear.

Sidenote:  The photo of the cat poet (which I love), I borrowed from a site called The Tiniest Tiger, a place devoted to the conservation of big cats.  I found it totally by accident, but if you’re a cat lover, you may want to check it out.



One thought on “Mirror — A Poem

  1. Pamela Liegl says:

    Cool! I will wait with baited breath for more information. (maybe I can relate it to the chain rule in Geometry!!!)

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