The Mirror – Bhavya Prabhakar

I was wearing red robe 

Like a model of Yves Saint Laurent, 

The fragrance was uniformed and desperate

With a touch of satisfying beauty,

My hands were freezing at zero degree

At that time,

Numb was the attitude of mine

In the reflections of thine: the mirror,

Beauty is an attraction of desires;

Hidden is the emotion sometimes,

Thou commanded me to spread the wings

Like a dancing bird in the sky,

Longing for his soul mate

In the spring of that time,

Thou adored me till the moon

Like I were the beautiful canvas,

On which thou carved my silhouette 

Hundred times in a day,

I know thou imagined me day and night

Taking pleasure of my arrival,

My love was all red in the arms of thine

Thou had thrown me into dry winter;

Where leaves had fallen in the wait of blossoming again,

Where flowers had frozen to the realities of life.

‘O fool, I am your reflection, I don’t command,

I only reflect the reality’, said the Mirror!

Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s poems

Bhavya Prabhakar is a visiting lecturer by profession. She hails from India. She teaches French language in India at reputed universities: Amity University and Delhi University. She has obtained a Master’s Degree in French Literature, which has provided her many opportunities. She got Charpak scholarship from French Embassy to do one semester in France. She studied at Paul-Valery University, Montpellier Master2 in Francophone literature. She writes mainly poems. She also writes for Poet’s Corner. Some of her poems have been published in Indian Periodical, Spillwords, NYC Press, and The Writers and Readers’ Magazine. She is an aspiring writer, trying to reach larger audience.

She blogs at

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