Sunday, January 27, 2008


[One of the prompts at Cafe Writing's January Project gave us this quote by Marcel Marceau: "In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people" and asked us to write a poem about reflection.]


When I looked in the mirror this morning
I saw I was very tall -- taller than usual.
I smiled and straightened my shoulders
and lifted my head a little more upright.
My strides were longer, and each footstep
felt solid where the shoes touched the floor,
and even my keys came quickly to my hand,
when I reached in my purse to fish them out.


Gemma Wiseman said...

A lovely, neat capture of the quote's essence. I particularly liked "lifted my head a little more upright." It is amazing howa reflection can be inspiring!

Lovely write!

Smiles and Light

sister AE said...

thanks, Gemma.