When I look – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about the Mirror or any form of the word.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Photo by Laurenz Kleinheider on Unsplash

“I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.” Claude Chabrol

When I Look

A mirror is just a mirror, right?
you can't see through it,
it's not a window,
or is it?
When I look at myself,
below the skin
to my real self,
past the grime and scratches,
the blind,
that is soul window.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, identity, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

21 responses to “When I look – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A beautiful, introspective quadrille! Cheers.

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  2. Something about a mirror invites us to look deeper…

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  3. A very interesting perspective and take on the prompt, Paul. Thank you!

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  4. love your take on this 🙌

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  5. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely gorgeous in its wisdom and depth, Paul! 💖💖

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  6. Beauty is found beneath the surface, the soul is found in the depth within. Wonderfully thought provoking

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  7. It takes honesty to see yourself as you truly are, even in the best of mirrors! An eloquent poem, Paul! 🙂

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  8. Oh, I love that conclusion!

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  9. Gillena Cox

    The purest and the truest view is deep within. Nice one Paul.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog


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  10. I think it may be possible… or is it really a self reflection?

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