For any true reflection, we need stillness.

The water calms and the image clears.

The mind calms and the thoughts clear.

But we need the wind, waves, raindrops

and disturbances to know what stillness means.


Mirror Image

That new poem you wrote about me,

is about you. Not all ars poetica.

Art of the self. Me in you.

Looking in the mirror can be dangerous.

That reversed reflection looks so damned real.


Eckersberg-Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror

Woman Standing in Front of a Mirror, 1841, by C.W. Eckersberg