Parmigianino - Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror1524
The glass chose to reflect only what he sawWhich was enough for his purpose: his imageGlazed, embalmed, projected at a 180-degree angle.The time of day or the density of the lightAdhering to the face keeps itLively and intact in a recurring waveOf arrival. The soul establishes itself.But how far can it swim out through the eyesAnd still return safely to its nest?John Ashbery - Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror  (excerpt)1975

Parmigianino - Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
1524

The glass chose to reflect only what he saw
Which was enough for his purpose: his image
Glazed, embalmed, projected at a 180-degree angle.
The time of day or the density of the light
Adhering to the face keeps it
Lively and intact in a recurring wave
Of arrival. The soul establishes itself.
But how far can it swim out through the eyes
And still return safely to its nest?

John Ashbery - Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror  (excerpt)
1975

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