Mirror, Mirror

A young spring-tender girl
combed her joyous hair
'You are very ugly' said the mirror.
But,
on her lips hung
a smile of dove-secret loveliness,
for only that morning had not
the blind boy said,
'You are beautiful'?

by Spike Milligan

Comments (30)

The mirror does not always reflect what is true - a fantastic poem!
A poem that on reflection is truly inspirational? , .., ......well penned Spike
Thought provoking poem; beauty or ugliness sometimes deceives us but can’t do the same with the mirror, which in general speaks the truth. On the contrary, a ‘perfect’ blindness may also take us to the Truth what a mirror can’t do! Chandan
Such a beautiful depiction of love! ! Excellent drop. Like to read it again and again.
The mirror's judgement is her own, while the blind boy's is from a person's imagination.
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