Mirror, mirror: Monday Quadrille for d-verse

So, I challenge you to take this familiar object and theme—go beyond cliché and write something unique (in 44 words). Mirror, mirrored, mirroring—use some form of the word mirror in your poem.

Mirror, mirror

Why do you lie?

Why, when I look into you

Do I hate my reflection

Why must I sigh?

I wonder why

I don’t like what I see?

Mirror, mirror

Why do you do this to me!

Please, please do tell me!

Quadrille: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

11 thoughts on “Mirror, mirror: Monday Quadrille for d-verse”

  1. I think this 38 words, not 44, and I don’t think it’s a Quadrille (I need to research , but I did use the theme of a mirror!

    Mirror, Mirror,
    Hung in this
    Ancient Hall,
    Who will accept
    Adventure’s call?

    Mirror, Mirror,
    Can you foresee
    Their fate?
    Shall they face
    The undead hate?

    Mirror, Mirror
    Shall your curse
    Be broken?
    Shall your human
    Form be woken?


      1. I googled “quadrille” and realized it’s as simple as 44 words – no other stylistic constraints. Knowing that, I’ll definitely try to officially join in.


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