Mirror not like Plath’s mirror

Posted by Nalini Bhattar
March 10, 2018

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Last night, I had a dream.

I was sitting besides

A mirror.

And I was instantly reminded

Of  Sylvia Plath’s mirror,

Which was silver and erect

And had no preconception

And only truthful.

Then there is this mirror

Besides me

And I wonder

If only this mirror had

No preconception.

As now days

Mirrors themselves are made

With preconception.

People buy mirror

According to their class.

Also, black colour

Feels shy infront of mirror

And only white is it’s


Unlike Plath’s mirror

Which was unmisted

By love and dislike.

Last night, I had a dream

I was sitting beside a mirror

Which was not like

Plath’s mirror.


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