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Mirror Poem Book Reflections 6-10

Ten reflections from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections are up on the Writing and Poetry blog now, so here’s reflections 6-10 after 1-5 were posted here previously:

The book’s available from Amazon for under £3 and under $6, and lots of other currencies for the equivalent prices; and Smashwords and other ebook readers for much less.

Reflection 6 mirrored See Below Sea:

Although inspired by nature, the iceberg of this poem is a metaphor for the human psyche.

As it is only an iceberg’s tip visible above the surface, most people only have a little of their personality, experiences and thoughts on show in society at any one time.

Reflection 7 mirrored
 I Am What You See
But You Are Not Me
Six Billion + of You
Myself – Only a Few

As travel is supposed to change people, it changes words and sentences too. What is meant by the communicator is often changed through relay: whether it is a spoken conversation amongst friends, or a person making a public statement.

Reflection 8  was a double reflection of Orbital Perceptions:

The doors of perception
should not be an obsession.
They will open in time
without such a steep climb.

There is little smaller and more insignificant in space than our planet.
There are few things on our planet that last less time than a single life.
There is little more significant to us than our lifetime in our place in space.

Reflection 9 mirrored Quality Words are like
Koala(ity) on a Eucalyptus Tree at Sunset.

Is there time to think
before talking
in modern society,
where everything is instant,
silence is belligerent
and noise is magnificent.

Politicians still try to do it,
play for time
get answers to mind
see the interview through
hide the reality
reveal nothing on telly.

Reflection 10 mirrored Driving Through The Desert

In the void between life and death
that’s where I like to be.
Flying in space beyond sight
of reality and mortality.
But the flight is finite,
and the return can be rocky.

Smashwords cover

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Blogging Award Thankfully Accepted

Immense thanks to Jennifer at the Step on a Crack (http://steponacrack.wordpress.com/) blog for nominating this blog for a Versatile Blog award.  It was a really nice surprise at the start of the new year.  On her blog, Jennifer writes about tough subjects, which is what I think blogging is ideal for. According to the requirements of the award I should now:
• Nominate 15 other bloggers
• Inform my nominees
• Share 7 random facts about myself
• Thank those who nominated me
• Add a picture of the award to this post
Here’s 15 other bloggers:
kjpgarcia.wordpress.com
KJP Garcia’s poetry site. 
whimsygizmo.wordpress.com
de jackson’s poetry site.
dwrob.com
David Robinson’s writing site.
jakill-jeansmusings.blogspot.com
Jean Knill’s writing and poetry site.
didyoueverkissafrog.typepad.com
Alberta Ross’s writing site.
travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com
Ruth Kozak’s blog for the Travel Thru History website.
trevorbelshaw.com/blog
Trevor Belshaw’s writing blog.
evocativeembrace.wordpress.com
nice newish poetry and writing site.
writingtipsforbetterwriting.wordpress.com
Ledia’s writing and poetry site.
sajeevkmenon.wordpress.com
Sajeev Menon’s poetry, philosophy and photography site.
thepagesandfriends.blogspot.com
Marit Meredith’s blog for the Pages magazine.
zumpoems.com
Zumwalt’s decades of poetry.
asjellis.wordpress.com
Stories by A.S.J. Ellis
amarketingexpert.com/blog
Book marketing advice.
lesleycarter.wordpress.com
Lesley’s bucket list for 2012.
And 7 Random Facts:
  1. I hitch-hiked a lot when younger.
  2. I’ve travelled to all the populated continents.
  3. I have run three marathons.
  4. I am a published writer and poet.
  5. I have a PhD.
  6. I had a trial with a professional football/soccer club.
  7. I often do stupid things and feel very lazy.
    Now, to let my nominees know…

Poetry and Memoir Book Event at Waterstones

Marc Latham enjoyed his book event at Waterstones, Leeds and it was a fun and good experience.  Thanks to the staff and customers for making it a well organised and hassle free event.
Here’s some photos of Marc and his display, which included old t-shirts, diaries, magazines and his passport from back in the day when he was being inspired to write and then actually writing.

Poem telling a story of youth to middle-age

3 Generations (in the Fog of Life)
Image by Gilderic via Flickr

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem started off autobiographical but then he thought it worked better as a fictional piece.

And without further ado, here it is:

Middle-Age Memories

back in the day never fancied old age
it looked boring as beige
didn’t think future
couldn’t see juncture
no need to worry
plan responsibility
don’t have to behave
in an early grave

enter middle-age, rage caged

what now for I’m
fifty years and alive
remember rebel
how used to tell
self no compromise
maybe youth’d empathise
if he’d known my life
after the night he picked up the knife