Sylvia Plath Reversal Poem

Workshop exercise from yesterday to take the first line of Sylvia Plath’s poem Mirror and write a reversal of it, a mirror image where everything is opposite. Here’s a group compile of first lines, we then free wrote using our first line as our start line.


Echo Mirror

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. 

I am tarnished and scatter. I lost all knowledge.

You are rust and wrong and full of prejudice.

You were tarnished and disordered. You had strong opinions

about the way girls should grow.

I am rusted and vague and full of judgement.

I am golden and misty. I hold your expectations.

reflect mirror

The workshop space we use at Kim by the Sea (photo Steph Pike)

In order of appearance:

Sylvia Plath

Anna Percy

Andrew Lawson

Sarah Logan

Steph Pike

Becca Audra Smith.

Stirred: Mirrors at 3MT is tonight!! Doors at 7.30pm. Be good to see you there with special guests Andrew Lawson and Shirley May.



The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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2 comments on “Sylvia Plath Reversal Poem
  1. Comic Book Poems says:

    Nice poem. Wish I could be at the event.

  2. […] and group poem courtesy of Sylvia Plath Mirror echoes. We did the same exercise as we did for the mirror workshop on Sunday, but we had several lines from her poem rather than the first line. I will arrange what […]

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