Posts tagged ‘shadow’

August 5, 2021

Shadowplay II

by Jem Croucher
I played with my shadow
in the evening sunshine
it gave me a wave
so I knew it was mine

We both laughed aloud
at the shapes we made there
and didn't much mind
if it made people stare

But as the sun slipped down low
we bade fond adieu
as we know we'll be back
well you would, wouldn't you?

May 25, 2020

Longshadow three

by Jem Croucher

Three shadows cast
by a streetlight behind
long to the seashore
waiting to find
what there lay in store
with mystery held
longshadow casting
completely compelled
But soon there revealed
with the lap of the sea
as twilight it faded
on longshadow three

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August 2, 2018

Shadow Wave

by Jem Croucher

Shadow cast on turquoise
I raised a hand and waved
One finger on the shutter
for the photo that I saved

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August 2, 2017

Ordinary Magic

by braveandrecklessblog

Moonlight and shadow

Play against my walls

Trace my curves

Reveal my secrets

In this backside of the night

Owls swoop by my open window

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June 28, 2017

Subway, Study in Black

by braveandrecklessblog

I sit motionless

among strangers

surrounded by steel and glass

united in suspended animation

in moving darkness

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May 26, 2017

All or Nothing

by braveandrecklessblog

My imagination was captivated this morning by the lyrics of Ryan Montbleau’s All or Nothing

The minutes


weigh heavily

upon my shoulders

in the aching night

where I replay

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May 24, 2017

A Suitable Period of Mourning

by braveandrecklessblog

I do not have a closet

full of mourning clothes

I have never

inked the names of my dead

on my tender forearms in black

in solemn homage

The list too long

my arms too short

to box with god

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February 20, 2017

Shadow Play

by Jem Croucher


It followed me from Brighton
up to the South Downs Way
staying well behind me
but close enough, I’d say
I know that it was with me
though when e’er I turned around
it always made itself quite scarce
as no trace of it I found

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September 30, 2015


by Venkat


Stones we are
Of the same edges
And the same corners
Of the same size
And shape
Of the same hardness
And sharpness

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November 19, 2014


by Venkat


my hurt
but a shadow
not a shade darker
not thicker by any measure
not belonging to you
by overlapping with yours

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March 21, 2014

My shadow: Haiku.

by Harry


I stand alone, baked a golden red

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January 28, 2014

Rime Royal: Guide

by Venkat


Let me be your stepping stone
On the way to freedom
Let me be a light, your own

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October 6, 2013

Love, Return

by wordypenguin

Love, return
Light up my shadow
Let your warmth embrace me
As I yearn for your tender touch

A long and lonely time
I’ve been through more than I’d want to
So much anger, so much pain
The wounds are too hard to heal

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