‘The Mirror True’ and Other Poetry by Sheri-Ann O’Shea The Society May 10, 2016 Beauty, Poetry 1 Comment The Mirror True When all at once I seem to see you there I find I never knew you from the first When all that I once thought you seems reversed I wonder what my mind could so ensnare. How could I so mistake your every mood Give words and deeds so criminal a turn And how your heart with such injustice spurn Unsaying every word with which I wooed? And now I think I looked not in your face But in my own reflected in your eye And that I could not bear the great disgrace Of what I saw; so entered on a lie. My only love, you were the mirror true That shattered me, and so I turned on you. Haiku A leaf flutters down through the chill autumnal air a doom to my heart. The sting of cold snow burns my hands red with its fire ice, too, can desire Freely blooms unfurl sigh their scent onto the air breathe their last and curl. Sheri-Ann O’Shea is a South African-born teacher, now living in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three lively boys. Featured Image: “The Mirror of Venus,” 1898, by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Corey browning May 10, 2016 Beautiful Haiku! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.