‘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 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.