Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait

They say

we know
who we are
in adulthood –

not brother
not motherΒ  –

a prosaic mosaic,
fragments of a self

but don’t ask me
to complete the picture –

time has lost
more than a few pieces


53 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait

  1. Fantastic, BB: had this very strong image of shards of broken mirror, each with its individual reflection though it still makes a whole. We’re multi-faceted, different things to different men.

    • Thanks, Kate – you’re right – we are multi-faceted and also appear as a completely different whole to different people. I like your image of the shards of inividual reflections πŸ™‚

      • haha – I’m starting to sound like my Mum – she was bemused by people who would talk about not finding themselves or ‘who am I’ – though your poem could be written by someone with Craft’s disease (craft ‘can’t remember a fkn thing’ – hahahaha) πŸ˜‰

  2. Dear Bluebee, Now we know why the bee is your alter ego/gravatar — that head of thick honey-colored hair! You’re still not willing to show your face in virtual public, are you?

        • It is a polarising hair colour, Monica – you won’t know the half of it (unless you’re a redhead :))

          ‘love you’ in this excerpt from Yeat’s poem: For Anne Gregory

          “Never shall a young man
          thrown into despair…
          ..love you for yourself alone
          and not your yellow hair”

          could just as easily be substituted with ‘despise you’ πŸ˜‰


  3. I love your idea of your being a mosaic. That is just what we are; all our parts glued into one whole. Lovely, Bb!

    Hope my computer isn’t affected, but it shouldn’t be ’cause I also use AVG, haha!

    • Thanks, Adee πŸ˜€

      This problem with AVG seemed to occur in a small window – I thought it was WP, reported it and not long after, WP responded and the problem disappeared (AVG set to update automatically on my laptop).

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