Thirty-five reflections from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections are on the Writing and Poetry blog now, so following on from reflections 1-5, reflections 6-10, reflections 11-15, reflections 16-20 and reflections 21-25 here’s reflections 26-30.
Reflection 26 mirrored Dying to Live, Living to Die:
Life is Like…
Life is like a journey on a neverending road,
you know you’ll never find out
the destination at the end,
but just try and learn along the way.
Life is like flying over a real rainbow,
you know you’ll never find
golden immortality at the bottom,
but just try and enjoy the journey.
Life is like a big night out,
you know that you’ll peak and tire
and not continue forever
but just try and make the most of it.
Reflection 27 mirrored Life Has More Meaning than Death:
is a state of mind
if you accept its normality
and accurate view
of the negative side
to the world cycle
that enters your life
then it’s not time
Reflection 28 mirrored Y Green and Grey Go Together:
Reflection 28 (part 1)
‘by seeing Venus during the day while trekking in the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks, alerted by the Sky at Night television programme; my first conscious sighting of a middle-of-the-day planet or star at the age of 46. It was on the same March 2012 trip that I took the 242 Mirror Poems cover photo.’
Reflection 28 (part 2)
The second half of the Reflection lightened the mood under a clear day and night sky with a previously unpublished comedy poem:
If the sheepdogs tell great jokes
and livestock like to clown around
under a smiling sun and moon
I want to go to the funny farm.
Reflection 29 mirrored I Can See Through You, Why Don’t People Understand Me:
I Like Your Mask
Why should you believe I like you
when I say I don’t care about myself
perhaps it’s because I can’t read your mind
as clearly as I can mine.
But the more I see of you
the more I think we’re no different
just humans living day to day
some with better masks than others.
Reflection 30 mirrored Space Brain Becoming Plain:
The poem was inspired by images of the universe and a scanned brain that looked similarly oblong.
A clear night sky from a dark viewing point is an incredible sight, but it is only what our eyes and brains can manage to see. Telescopes show the connectivity and immensity beyond our Earth view.
Human brains use complex systems to keep us functioning, but we can’t see how it is done, as our eyes see outwards. Scanning equipment shows the connectivity and immensity on the inside.