Deceiving Mirror Eyes

through into the mirror world,

his eyes search for his lost reflection,

that he saw disappear, on the iris

of the reflection of his being,

he looks for it, shadowed by it,

finding his way, losing it

in the reverse reality, his fingers

deciphering the codes, on

the walls inverted, plains elevated,

blindingly searching for his self,

that resided in the wide expanse,

where lifeless lives drift into one,

and coalesce with each other,

into an amalgam of shadows,

he appraise them all but it was

not to be found, what he had come

looking for, and then he reaches a portal,

a door that leads to nowhere,

and on the other side, he finds it,

looking into his eyes astounded,

he stays put but it disappears

in the iris of reflection of his eyes,

he has gone and he has come by,

it is unknown what he is, what he was,

a material, now reflection,

reflecting back, disappearing in one,

and yet materializing in another, looking

for the eyes and the empty iris,

where he disappeared once

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Linking it up with:

1. Poets United Mid Week Motif- Mirror

2. Imaginary Garden Prompt: In the Eyes

Reflection Haiku

reflection of self

mirror shatters into shards

a smiling image

~

a smiling image

blood stitches sealing the lips

the twinkling dark eyes

~

summer light flickers

colorful prism of river

creation of nature

~

creation of nature

river becoming the sky

no disparity

*For Carpe Diem # 253 Reflection. The first two are the dark creations. The latter two are nature-based. 

Complimenting Basho: Tan Renga Challenge

the old pond

a frog jumps in –

the sound of water

~

ripples appear on surface

reflecting the cloudy sky

* For Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge. The popular haiku is written by Basho, one of the most famous haiku poets. And complimenting it are my own two lines, thereby completing the renga.