PK POETRY LIST - ANTHOLOGY

 

 

TAMMARA OR SLILAT

   

This poem is very dear to me. I wrote it to Louise, a few months before she has decided to set her beautiful soul free from the terrible confinement of her body.

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Mercilessly, she shaves her self pity with

a broken mirror, like a tortured heroine

from an Ingmar Bergman's movie.

Enchanted by the mortified horror

of her disfiguration, caught in its dark spell,

she fails to see how the broken mirror

fragments and mutilates even the brightest angel.

 


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