To Gaze at the World in Reverse

A Poem By Tamerah // 4/15/2011

A crystal clear glass,
my reflection is vast
to gaze at the world in reverse.
Collecting everyone's stares
and the blue of the air,
weaving earthy tones throughout every verse.

If vast I could be
like the encompassing sea
how fast I could swallow you whole.
Turning left and then right,
gazing up at the night,
like the black-blue depths of your soul.

With speed as the bow shoots the arrow,
striking cold in the depths of my marrow,
glass shatters like leaves on the ground.
Would you ever have thought
that the world could be caught
in shards and that shattering sound?


I liked this! The rhythm, the

I liked this! The rhythm, the vast, unconfined perspective... very nice. It made me think, and I like poetry that does that.

Mary | Fri, 04/15/2011

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

So Beautiful!

This poem is so beautiful! I absolutely love poetry with such descriptive metaphoric imagery! I like the middle stanza best; the flow is just perfect! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, deep, and thought-provoking poem with us! Keep up the wonderful work!

God Bless,

Wings of Eternity

Wings of Eternity | Sat, 04/16/2011

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

This poem created images in my mind.

I didn't understand what they all meant, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.  And I appreciated the rhymes -- I like poems that are structured with rhythm and rhyme.

James | Sat, 04/16/2011

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

Wow, really fantastic

Wow, really fantastic :) I love it when you post things!

E | Sun, 04/17/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Thank you, that's very kind

Thank you, that's very kind of you to say! Thanks to everyone for that matter, I always appreciate the feedback. I don't think I'd bother posting if there weren't so many nice, genuine people here.

And to Wings of Eternity, I like the middle stanza best as well :)

Tamerah | Mon, 04/18/2011


The rhyme, the rhythm, the imagery, the flow... I may have to memorize this.

Anna | Mon, 04/18/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief


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