day of reflection

Today is a day of reflection prior to the Spanish elections tomorrow, and the Junta Electoral has reminded us that on such days la ley prohibe todo acto de propaganda – the law bans the staging of any act of propaganda or electoral campaigning.

That has been ruled to include the recent protest gatherings – las manifestaciones y concentraciones – across the country, so I suppose I must keep quiet and reflect. (But without concentrating.)

blank mirror with books
"I stare at the ceiling/ I look very wise"

In my room
I have placed two mirrors
opposite each other.
Between four walls
I have caught
a fragment of infinity.

That’s the last – and probably the best – stanza from an old poem called Workspace, published in Roundyhouse magazine back in April 2002.

The quotation under the photo is from Wendy Cope’s Roger Bear’s Philosophical Pantoum.

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

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