“Reflections” by Shirley Ballard (86 yrs.)


reflections in windows

seeing myself

as an unknown face,

surrounded by strangers…

or are they all me?

Shirley Ballard

(Miss Calif. 1944)



Photo by L. K. Thayer

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · February 9, 2011

    I love your poems, your musings & you Shirley! your BFF 🙂

  2. mary · February 9, 2011

    Love it !

  3. Roz Levine · February 9, 2011

    Excellent poem, Shirley. You’re probably just gazing at the many personas you carry with you in this life and the poetry one is great.

  4. Levy Lee Simon · February 9, 2011

    I really love this poem. So much with so little. Thank you.

  5. Lordy · February 11, 2011

    One day our eyes will see the thoughts you see Shirley.
    Thanks for sharing those with us. Keep the words flowing.

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