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Through reflection

Mirror's image portrays purity through reflection
yet it does not cast acerbity through reflection.

When looking into depths of self, what is it you see?
From my own eyes darkness hides beauty through reflection.

Near sunset the lake's surface almost appears glass-like
as sky's depths mirror eternity through reflection.

As darkness surrounds me, so do memories of you,
my mind struggles to find sympathy through reflection!

Pain of death lingers, yet i cannot forge rejection
these tears I cry...hide my self pity through reflection.

If time could have given you another chance at life
then would there have been more apathy through reflection?

I search within my troubled mind for answers unfound...
through life's scars can one find sanity through reflection?

Your picture, my image, blend together as one
partly through my memory, partly through reflection.


Sandy Adams
10/23/2013
For Debbie Guzzi's take the leap
Ghazal Challenge

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:34:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:15:00 AM

    It is like anything Sandy the more you do it the easier it gets! DO MORE! ;) ;) Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/15/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie...I will have to try another...
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 10:40:00 AM

    Sandra, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/15/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Skat :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:04:00 PM

    You have learned 3 or 4 parts to how to write a great traditional ghazal, I loved how you went the extra mile and wrote each couplet so they could stand alone! Great line length, you nailed the rhyming word & the REPEATED word. As always a winner. Congrad's Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/14/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for hosting the contest and teaching me this form...your blog gave pretty darn good instructions to follow...and thank you for feeling my poem worthy :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:13:00 PM

    Reflection is such a lovely word to use as an end word, it has such wonderful meaning, excellent ghazal, Sandy, congratulations on your win.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sheri :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:45:00 PM

    hey, BIG WAY TO GO on this one, Sandy. soupmail for ya.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea :) got it...hugs
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:18:00 PM

    Creative, Sandra. Congrats!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Juliet :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:58:00 AM

    congrays on a great win Sandra

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Joseph :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:53:00 AM

    Wow Sandy, here you are again--you're on a roll with some great writes!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Craig :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:55:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win, Sandra

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Dr Ram :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:31:00 AM

    A very beautiful, yet sad poem. I can see through the reflection, it is defiantly a winner! Great job on a challenging contest. :o) And thank you for your kind comment on my poem as well.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/13/2013 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Dan :)
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 1:00:00 AM

    well, I was ready to get off and just remembered I had not seen your poetry in this form yet. wow, it's one of the better ones that is for sure. well done, Sandy!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/11/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea :)
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Wonderful poem on reflection from many spheres. An echoing reflection of images. Lovely done, my poet friend. Loved always, bl

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/11/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words :)
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:27:00 PM

    beautiful write Sandra....best wishes in the contest...

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much Joseph :)
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 7:05:00 PM

    I finished doing any kind of reflection a long, long time ago. I prefer to go right into my soul which is the only way one can find inner peace. sself acceptance is trul beautiful. Loved your poem Sandra.it is so beautifully written....Peter

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/26/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much Peter....have a great evening :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:48:00 AM

    wow... wow! such a poem... Sandra.... hiding self pity through reflections... the thought pinched a nerve... enjoyed... LINDA

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/26/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you...was my first ghazal and i have tweaked it a few times... :) have a good weekend...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:24:00 PM

    Very intresting piece, I will have to check out this form, I am not familiar with it.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/25/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard...it's new to me as well :)
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 11:21:00 AM

    Sandy---Excellent, well-penned verse! Best of luck in the contest and with your poetry endeavors! Julie :-)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/25/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Julie...was trying this form for the first time :)
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:33:00 AM

    Very creative Ghazal..These are not so easy to write but you made it seem to flow with ease..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/25/2013 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for your vote of confindence Sara...was my first attempt at one and wasn't sure if it was ok... hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 9:05:00 PM

    Seeking for answers like a deep wave of inner retreat. How profound can this be; journey on. Incredibly composed!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/25/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much for your kind comment :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 10:02:00 AM

    "If time could have given you another chance at life, then would there have been more apathy through reflection?" What a powerfully intense question!!! Incredible emotion & ride on this piece.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Drake...my muse works best with emotions especially when there is pain behind them...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 9:11:00 AM

    Go Sandra, see ..you could do it! [some periods would be good ;)] THANK YOU. Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for challenging me, and i did add some punctuation...i posted quickly last night when done with the write and tweaked it a couple times so far :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:37:00 AM

    Excellent. Very touching write. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much...hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:50:00 AM

    Wow..I love the topic you ve chosen 'Through reflection'.I can feel the sentiments transmitted through reflection..Awesome!!!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you...other's always see my mother in me...she passed not much older than i am now and sometimes i like being compared to her (she was beautiful) yet other times it bothers me becuase she was not the best mother to me....hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:34:00 AM

    - Oh .... gives me a lump in the throat .... this is touching and beautiful Sandra ! - Luck in contest!!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Anne-Lise...it was my first ghazal, so had thought long and hard! hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:49:00 PM

    Nice feelings of yearning and love expressed in these fine couplets, Sandra

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 10/24/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much for your read and kind comment :)