“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
“One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.”
People are like stained - glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
|Glass: Transparent and opaque examples|
Midweek Motif ~ Glass(es).
I see glass everywhere, which is odd as it is see-through and tries to be invisible. Many sayings and proverbs exist. Do you know others?
- People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
- Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses.
- Is your glass half empty or half full?
- A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
Your challenge: Expand on a proverb OR use one type of glass(es) as symbol in a Brand New Poem.
|Cropped still from Eisenstein's film Battleship Potemkin (1925).|
Shattered glass in the street at Maryland and 10th:
smashed sand glittering on a beach of black asphalt.
You can think of it so: or as bits of broken kaleidoscope,
or as crystals spilled from the white throat of a geode.
You can use metaphor to move the glass as far as possible
. . . .
( Read the rest HERE at The Poetry Foundation.)
Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest,
Now is the time that face should form another,
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.
For where is she so fair whose uneared womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?
Or who is he so fond will be the tomb
Of his self-love, to stop posterity?
Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime;
So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,
Despite of wrinkles, this thy golden time.
But if thou live rememb’red not to be,
Die single, and thine image dies with thee.
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(Our next Midweek Motif is Mother Tongues)