What is a Mirror?

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APRIL, 2017

Nattering Negatives

Mirror

ˈmɪrə

 

Noun: mirror;

plural noun: mirrors

1.

a surface,

typically of glass,

coated with an amalgam

of metal,

reflecting

a clear image.

Synonyms: reflector, reflecting surface;

looking glass.

 

Verb

(To mirror)

 

1.

(of a surface)

show a reflection of.

2.

(For someone)

Meaning: to reproduce,

imitate,

reiterate,

mimic,

echo,

impersonate.

*Implying- “almost but not quite”

Diction: he seemed to mirror

her actions

(his actions are almost the same as hers.

Almost.

But not quite)*

 

Metaphor

 

For Deception

  • we trust everything ,

a mirror tells us

and take it as the

veracious reflection of facts;

forgetting ,

that it’s the exact opposite

of reality-

where your hands change sides.

  • Mirrors, deceive,

They make us believe

That we’re tainted.

The spots that we can’t erase

are on our face

When it’s the one that’s stained.

  • reflected images are whole,

Even when you’re not.

 

(Makes me wonder

How empty do you have to be

To not have a reflection.

Reference: dead

Like

a ghost? )

 

See also: “objects in the mirror

are closer

than they appear”.

 

Answers

 

1.

Ask: “Mirror, mirror on the wall,

who is the fairest of them all?”

 

 Paradox

Humans

  • it’s a metaphor for humans

“We’re like glass,

We break

and don’t get fixed”.

But glass shines like Glitter

When fragmented

into a million pieces.

Beautiful when broken;

so unlike humans, that is.

 

Warning: do.not.touch.

either.

when.broken.

you.

will.be.hurting.yourself.

from.their.sharp.edges.

 

Art

  • Art

Like glass,

reflects reality.

And all art,

is broken glass.

Incomplete, imperfect,

And rough, ragged at the edges.

Because an artist,

Can never create

The perfect image,

That lies in his head.

And we can’t ever see art

In it’s true essence,

without adding context .

 

 

You

  • Because the existence of a mirror

is futile,

If you can’t look at one,

without seeing yourself.

 

Poetry

  • See above: metaphor;
  • See above: paradox;
  • See above: you.

By guest author:

Harshi Lal

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