Mirrors: Thursday’s Special

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© irene waters 2016

With mirrors,

Beauty can be doubled

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© irene waters 2016

or turn the thin to fat

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© irene waters 2016

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remove the body from the body

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or turn things up side down

giving length in watery mirrors,

too shallow for one to drown.

In response to Paula’s Thursday Special

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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18 Responses to Mirrors: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    Very cleverly crafted poem to go with your photos. I like the reflected legs most. Such an unexpected shot!

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  3. Dahlia says:

    Awesome clicks 🙂

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  4. You take such a simple idea and turn it upside down and inside out, to make it a complete and original story. Always love opening your blog to see what you’ve posted.

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  5. Heyjude says:

    Delightful Irene – I love the way you interpret these challenges.

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  6. restlessjo says:

    The first one is lovely and the second made me smile. Hope you’re having a happy week, Irene 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Great reflections!

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  8. Becky B says:

    Love the first one 🙂

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    Your usual unique take on a prompt – this is your element!

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