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.
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.
In order of appearance:
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.