Sunday, January 17, 2016

Imperfections



through the looking glass
a different dimension of me
soft reflections of who I am
longing for you to touch me 
lightly with your fingertips
tracing my imperfections
against my nakedness
can you feel me
the true me
I wish not
to hide
open
your
eyes
and
you
will
see
me

written for prompt Magpie Tales:Mag 302
sharing with Poets United 

76 comments:

  1. A little look on through and maybe touch too, can sure see much through and through

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  2. Imperfections are what makes someone real and they tend to be the most beautiful part.

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    1. It is the imperfections that make each of us unique. The mark of our reality.

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    1. me too Blue..often in imperfection there is true beauty.

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    2. I don't trust people who have this perfectly symmetrical face. Wait... I need a mirror....

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    3. ha - mirror mirror on the wall....;)

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  4. How very clever to compose in a looking glass shape ~ poem is beautifully composed!

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    1. Hi Helen, it does look like a handheld mirror thanks for noticing..

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  5. You said this so beautifully.

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  6. It is wonderful to have someone who really SEES you and still loves you! We all want this, I think.

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    1. I think you are right Mary...

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  7. Luv your poem shape. Looks like a stem glass. Cheers to a good Sunday

    Much love...

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    1. Gillena, thank you it also looks like a stem glass perhaps, filled with champagne...

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    1. Thanks Rosemary - it was interesting to write :)

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  9. You know I see a lovely long stem glass of wonderness!

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    1. You are the second to see the long stem glass..perhaps it is filled with wonderness :)

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  10. I love the shape of your lovely poem - everyone is writing such great poems today!

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    1. Hi Kathe, I agree I've read some great poems today.

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  11. Yes we can see only if we are willing to :)
    Great expression!

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    1. That is true - we must be willing

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  12. Beautiful, my friend. Love the shape of it on the page too.

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  13. tender, raw, sensual, and hopeful. we want to be seen for who we are. great poem... and I like the funnel shape.

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    1. Thank you! I guess we all desire that unconditional love.

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  14. Imperfection can be an attraction as one is of a most natural and sincere stature!

    Hank

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    1. Good Morning Hank,

      The natural state of our being...the things that make us unique.

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  15. A true gift, especially to oneself! I like the mirror shape and the stunning illustration. I wish I could touch all the places on my back that have been surgically repaired. Or that someone else would touch them to show me.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      The imperfections make us who we are the experiences of our journey. You have a strong spirit full of hope and dreams.

      Peace!

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  16. Pinning a poem that articulates coming to terms with our imperfections - exposing our vulnerabilities - onto a glass form is truly inspired. An awesome piece.

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    1. Thank you Wendy for your comment. I always enjoy reading these.

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  17. lovely form and lovely photo too

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  18. Love the shape and words uniting... to be loved like this is when you cease to look at mirrors.

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    1. That is a beautiful response Bjorn..

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  19. Beautiful opening line - we need to love ourselves in our truest form i suppose and that can be a dialogue..and not always an easy one..it is sometimes surreal catching our own eyes in the mirror but shouldn't be avoided perhaps? a shining write..

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    1. I think when we love ourselves that love radiates outward..

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  20. Such an exquisite piece :D

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  21. "a different dimension of me" --I love that line!

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    1. Thanks, I think we are all a bit multi-dimensional.

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  22. This is a fabulous work of art both in word and visually with picture and shape!

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  23. Its so cliche to say but when someone loves your imperfections...they love you.

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    1. Cliche or not I think it is true...

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  24. Truly Trudescent , Alice , off with all their heads if they cant see !

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    1. ha - I like that word Trudescent...

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  25. I like this different dimension of a personality which is true and pure...imperfections do make us human and we all love that...a beautiful poem both meaning-wise and visually...

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    1. thank you Sumana - I guess we need to love ourselves imperfections and all...

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  26. Imperfections make you perfect...
    beautiful...

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    1. Thank you and it is what makes us unique...

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  27. This is the best read in the prompt. I loved it. hats off

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  28. The words shape look like a brush for gentle touching that she is longing.Vulnerability...

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    1. A brush, I like that...I see it now...thanks...

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  29. It's opening the eyes that's a problem for so many of us...

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    1. that is true sometimes I think we have blinders...

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    1. Good question and I am not sure I know the answer.

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  31. tracing my imperfections"...love that!

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    1. Glad you found something you liked :) - thanks for reading!

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  32. love this format and the power in your words

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  33. Lovely form in the shape of a handheld mirror...

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    1. Thanks Tess for the interesting prompt photo

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  34. Love the way you shaped the poem to your beautiful message Truedessa. Truly beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Carrie - It appears to be a hand mirror or a brush depending on perspective.

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