smoke and mirrors

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She lives her life by smoke and mirrors

Wafts through cold halls of smoke and mirrors


Looks high and low through smoke and mirrors

Searches for him through smoke and mirrors


He lit his face with smoke and mirrors

He hid his heart with smoke and mirrors


Shadows are deep with smoke and mirrors

Hidden she weeps in smoke and mirrors


She dies, all spent, in smoke and mirrors

Love came, love went, all smoke and mirrors

nearly a ghazal

◄ ros/e

I wonder ►


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 7th Jan 2011 20:03

It is outstanding, Ann, very compelling. And you thought you were in a dry spell!

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John Aikman

Fri 7th Jan 2011 11:07

I love the term 'smoke and mirrors' and use it alot. I recently had to describe what it meant to a Polish colleague and it was fascinating to try and describe it. Describing what a metaphor means is quite difficult sometimes but my colleague thought it was brilliant.

Lovely 'almost ghazal'.



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Andy N

Fri 7th Jan 2011 08:17

nice, ann.. enjoyed this x

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 6th Jan 2011 21:31

The photo is from the old film of Great Expectations. Miss Haversham's room with her wedding breakfast covered in cobwebs! She later went up in smoke!

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Dave Bradley

Thu 6th Jan 2011 20:13

or it could be her experience on dating websites. Well written, Ann, ghazal or not.

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alan barlow

Thu 6th Jan 2011 19:56

upon glancing at the picture and reading the first line or two i was expecting a somewhat witchy tale but on reading further and re reading i see the image of forbidden love in times gone by perhaps between a servant girl and a lord? just my interpretation. i also "hear" a kind of chant for the smoke and mirrors pieces which for me splits each line in two.

very thought provoking thanks very much youve just exercised my brain cell :-)

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 6th Jan 2011 17:02

This was going to be a ghazal but in the end it wasn't!

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