Before I start my homework task I felt drawn to post this poem, it seemed to fit the subject matter.
A Poem by Sylvia Plath
I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful-
The eye of the little god, four cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.
Do you like this poem? I love it, so does my daughter whe actually introduced it to me.
Everyone sees a different meaning in it I think, how about you?
But, as ever, I digress, this is my homework for In The Mud.
Tag five others to do the same.
I have done this before but can’t remember what I wrote so here goes with some more quirks and randoms.
I asked M what was quirky about me and he said I was one Big Quirk. Perhaps that will give you a picture of me. I am a real eccentric, always have been.
I am unconventional. I love being different.
Until they get to know me people think I am a serene soul, quietly aloof and reserved. Under a cool and calm exterior I actually have a fierce Irish temper and a will of steel. I am quiet but I prefer thinking and listening to talking.
I have no ear lobes to speak of which worries me a little as I read somewhere it is linked with serious criminality, Definitely not good anyway. Anyone else out there similarly afflicted?
My dog and I can read each other’s minds.
I can read other people’s minds, sometimes this is not a good thing. Sometimes it is!
I always put my left sock on before the right, left arm in my coat before the right etc, you get the picture?…. Always dressed the children that way. Probably has a name nowadays, that, some kind of obsessive compulsive disorder.
I have survived serious illness twice (so far, God willing) and also two very near fatal accidents. There is a guardian angel looking after me.
I never give up.
If you are reading this and haven't done this before you are duly tagged. Go on, it's painless, you can do it!