Today’s Folding Mirror tells the story of the Fistful of Dollars film.
It was the first of a Sergio Leone trilogy starring Clint Eastwood, and was followed by For A Few Dollars More and The Good the Bad and the Ugly; they were all great films.
There is a link to more information about the film at the end.
The outer lines see the Man With No Name (Eastwood) ride in and out of town.
The next lines to the outers feature the competing sides in the battle for the town that is taking place: Sheriff Baxter and the Rojo Brothers.
The next lines feature a couple of allies the Man With No Name gains during the story: Piripero and Silvanito.
The Folding Middle line features the Man With No Name, who stands between the two sides during the film.
The words per line in the poem mirror each side of the middle with a:
7-8-9 (7) 9-8-7 structure.
The punctuation also mirrors, with capital letters starting each line.
Fistful of Dollars
A stranger rides into dusty San Miguel
Sheriff Baxter doesn’t like the look of him
The busy coffin maker Piripero is an unlikely ally
Man With No Name in the middle
The smiling inn keeper Silvanito is a relieved mate
Rojo Brothers want power and No Name dead
Out of San Miguel rides a liberator