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Mirror Poem Book Poetry Reflections 11 – 15

Fifteen reflections from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections are on the Writing and Poetry blog now, so following on from reflections 1-5 and reflections 6-10, here’s reflections 11-15:

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

Mirror Poem Reflections

Reflection 11 mirrored the poem Tale of the Weakness Tail

Limits of Freedom

When birds have freedom
they don’t fly into the stratosphere
but sometimes bump into windows.

Reflection 12 mirrored Human and Society Chicken and Egg Dilemma Oddly Solved

Those who feel hard done by
often seem to want to get even
not necessarily with whoever
caused their upset
but with anybody
who’ll balance the books
return their equilibrium
as they see it
for the unloved to feel love
for the bullied to feel powerful
for the unlucky to feel lucky
for the poor to feel rich
for the insane to feel sane.

Reflection 13 mirrored Mine Bipolar Mind

You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.

Reflection 14 mirrored All Cooper

The mirror image of personality and humanity has been a regular theme in Folding Mirror poetry. Vincent Furnier‘s Alice Cooper alter-ego allows him to investigate and release his internal demons; demons that once sent him into alcoholism and a sanatorium.

Societies that have the freedom to analyse and criticise themselves, with a free press and human rights, should be healthier in the same way as Furnier is now, while societies that do not have the same reflection and release will probably grow more demonic.

Reflection 15 mirrored Climbing Over the Hill

Did I reach middle-age missing out a couple of lines? How many more lines will I go through and reach? Is middle-age the purgatory of your life: looking back at your life without knowing the future? Or if you have one!

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Mirror Poem about Mind Processing Natural Inspiration

I am life, until I am death. It might seem that middle-age is half way between the two, but you are much longer dead than alive. In one body anyway. So in middle-age you are still life. Moreover, your life might live on through your descendants, or you could be reincarnated, or just your life remembered in memories, history and the arts.

Poetry Reflection 

Reflection in Windows Glass
Reflection in Windows Glass (Photo credit: Rosa Dik 009 — On & Off)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent in the greenYgrey world inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

I hope you don’t mind the slightly maudling introduction, but I’m just trying to connect Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem with the next reflection from his 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book.

I fear I may have indulged in a little introspective philosophising myself.

Reflection 16 mirrored Middle-Age Memories, a poem posted on fmpoetry.wordpress.com in May 2012. It was:

Our age is one of great importance,
for it is the only one we’ll know.

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That reflection does have some connection to Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem, freshly imported into the greenYgrey world today.

After the top half of the poem focuses on natural inspirations in the outer world, the bottom half focuses on how our mind interprets those prompts. Here it is:

English: Moon
English: Moon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Entrancing Haze, Thoughtful Phase

moon never told a story
ocean didn’t create a rhyme
but waves can sound sublime.
sun wouldn’t sing a song
air can’t write musical lyrics
but wind can breeze idyllic.

natural noise, interpretative imagination

hearing sounds sparks creative cell
nervous system neurons spark new
ingenious ideas begin to brew .
however our brains have evolved
knowledge from more silent times
cultural memes travelling laid lines.

Thinker on a Rock
Thinker on a Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Mirror Poem about Natural Inspiration for Mind

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by a hazy half-moon night, inspiring the thoughts of this poem. He thought how much more he would have thought if he’d spent more time under it, like the ancients did before writing down things; or even people of the last century before the age of television. Some people do still live like that of course, all over the world.

Entrancing Haze, Thoughtful Phase

moon never told a story
ocean didn’t create a rhyme
but waves can sound sublime.
sun wouldn’t sing a song
air can’t write musical lyrics
but wind can breeze idyllic.

natural noise, interpretative imagination

hearing sounds sparks creative cell
nervous system neurons spark new
ingenious ideas begin to brew .
however our brains have evolved
knowledge from more silent times
cultural memes travelling laid lines.

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Bipolar Mirror Poem and Reflection

Is happiness a neglect of duty? It seems that avoiding bad news is the best way to be happy if you’re single, unattached and comfortable financially. Travel can give you that freedom to be happy, as you’re away from the usual concerns you have at home.

Mirror Poem Reflection 

English: Rydal Mount, Gardens landscaped by Wi...
English: Rydal Mount, Gardens landscaped by William Wordsworth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth and wolves.

At home you feel like you can and should try and make a difference, even if the political system ultimately seems to do what it wants anyway.

However, when travelling or on holiday you can have other problems, such as feeling isolated or hassled.

26_sleeping soldiers. Very little was spoken b...
26_sleeping soldiers. Very little was spoken between us (Photo credit: Jim Surkamp)

Even if you escape humanity you can be left wondering why the world is the way it is, and if there’s any point to existence.

Of course there are good times too; and times when the world seems all wonderful and perfect.

I think that’s what Marc Latham was trying to say in his Mine Bipolar Mind poem available from the above link on fmpoetry.wordpress.com and included in his 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book along with Reflection 13, which premieres online below:

Reflection 13

You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.

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X Factor Auditions Return Psycho Sico Poem

Simon Wolfell’s sacking from the Greenygrey after his human parallel Simon Cowell did the dirty on cool Carmen Elektra and his friend, the husband of Laura Silverman, who then had Sico’s child, probably led to the failure of the American Factor. But now Sico’s back in the U.K., and he’s got Cheryl Tweedy back in tow, after apparently sacking her in the U.S.A.

Psycho Sico X Factor Poem 

English: Map showing the location of the Chukc...
English: Map showing the location of the Chukchi Sea. Modified map based on map :commons:Image:Chukchi Sea map.png created by NormanEinstein, May 31, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wolfsworth.

Another amazing coincidence in the virtual world we live in, is that Cheryl Tweedy used to be called Cheryl Cole (C2), and the Greenygrey this week flew out to the Chukchi Sea (C2 or 3, unsure about counting Sea!).

The poem was also influenced by three days of smoggy pollution in the U.K. that registered 10 out of 10: referencing a quote from Apocalypse Now, which was about napalm rather than pollution.

We didn’t expect anything like that so soon when we warned about Boris Johnson and George Osborne‘s visions for Britain’s future! Here’s the untitled ranty ramble poem that unfortunately isn’t very romantic!:

Feeling alienated
unable to fit in
try psychopathy
it worked for me.
Greed is good
animals are just food
love the smell
of pollution in the morning.
Nature doesn’t matter
Simon’s back on X Factor
a great role model
for society’s Sico babble!

Photo: Feeling alienated<br /> unable to fit in<br /> try psychopathy<br /> it worked for me.<br /> Greed is good<br /> animals are just food<br /> love the smell<br /> of pollution in the morning.<br /> Nature doesn't matter<br /> Simon's back on X Factor<br /> a great role model<br /> for society's psycho babble!

Good luck to all the X Factor contestants, and everybody involved apart from Cowell!

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Long Poem Introduces Poetic Reflection Thoughts

Whether you look
left or right
west or east
north or south
there is no complete
truth in the words
of humanity
living in
superficiality.

The future is all pure
clean and untainted.

And if you look
far enough to the past
when humanity
lived with nature
it looks maybe.

But I wasn’t there
so I don’t know
how true that is.

And the only time
in the future
I know will be true
for me
is when I cease
to be.

Those who succeed
are not the ones
who see the iceberg
and it try to dismantle.

They are the ones
who ready themselves
on approaching the iceberg
and go around it.

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

English: Iceberg 3
English: Iceberg 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sorry about the long poetic introduction, but I was inspired by Marc Latham’s See Below Sea poem and its reflection, which it was paired with in his 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book.

I just noticed the book has come down to a new super low price of £2.83 in the U.K. on Amazon; which is about a penny for each of his thoughts; and lots of other currency equivalents I’m sure.

The above See Below Sea link is for fmpoetry.wordpress.com, and an original version of the poem was also published on EveryDayPoets.

Grotto in an iceberg, photographed during the ...
Grotto in an iceberg, photographed during the British Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1913, 5 Jan 1911 (Photo credit: National Library NZ on The Commons)

I know you’ve all got busy Saturday things to do, and I include relaxing in that, and think I am in danger of overstaying my welcome, so here’s Reflection 6 of 121:

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.

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