Who knows what my shadow does while I sleep?
Does he rest, too?
Or does he caper on the chamber wall, performing cartwheels and somersaults?
Does he take a moonlight shower?
Does he then preen himself a little, gazing at his reflection in the windowpane?
And when the witching hour comes, does he bid my sleeping self farewell?
Does he creep under the door or jump through the open window?
Does he wander through the streets, admiring the shadows of the trees and flowers?
And what if he stumbles upon a florist’s shop?
Does he sneak in and steal the shadow of a rose?
And where does he go then?
To the café?
Or to the park?
Or by the waterside?
What is that shadow which awaits him on the bridge?
Is it yours?
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101 thoughts on “The Romance of Our Shadows”
Yes, our shadows often meet to exchange stories and dance under the stars. The private investigator I hired said so.
Maybe it’s enjoying some moonshine on the sly.
Or maybe it goes to art galleries…
And what about that menacing shadow under the bridge, the one with the gun?
To whom does it belong?
Well I certainly don’t know. Perhaps we will have to write a story together to find out.
I have often stood behind my curtain wondering what the hatted shadow is up to, prancing about town like that.
It takes your hat with it when it leaves you, boy.
While you sleep, the shadow of a ballerina spins ceaselessly on the wall above your head, and just before you wake, it falls exhausted into a becoming posture.
Then it behaves formally all day, mirroring your movements, the shadow of a businesswoman…
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I love your word choice in this Vincent! It harkens back to the early nineteenth century. Congrats on being FPd again!
I tip my hat to you Susie.
(Third time. :D)
Very nice poem you have written!
Can’t help having an image of Peter Pan in my mind while reading it 🙂 But still a really nice poem!
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Really great poem you’ve written! Thought provoking, I love it!
Who knows what your shadow does? 🙂
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Wow! Hahaha.. Ohhh… It is like Peter Pan’s shadow…. 😀
Nice poem! 🙂
Hmm, I don’t know anything about Peter Pan’s shadow. Shall find out more about it.
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Really awesome…I shared and shared. GREAT writing with a very creative concept.
Creative post. Congratulations making freshly pressed!
I really enjoyed that! Thank you! great writing! Following you now… I am going repost you on my blog
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I LOVE this viewpoint! great writing!
very well work done…keep going…i liked it…its a nice…as am a new blogger in this world and i wrote just 1 blog (http://mindtechnorms.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/when-god-granted-tittus-to-go-to-earth-for-1-day-part-i/) and unable to find my viewer (38 viewers in 2 days) like you, can u please help me by reading my 1st blog what wrong with my writing…is really something wrong with my writing or am just expecting too early…your helpful suggestions will really inspire me…
Really love this poem!
rem: of the parable of the cave, by plato
I know it.
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This is such an intriguing concept – it reminded me of a story I read in Little Lit as a kid about a shadow that ran away from it’s owner. Although the shadow in your poem is not nearly as mischievous, I can’t help but imagining it in that context. Thank you for a great read!
I pretty sure your shadow goes to the nearest internet café to come visit my blog’s shadow! Anyhow, I loved your musing….
fantastic post … love the element of surprise and mystery of a good shadow! xx http://www.tresorsdeluxe.wordpress.com
Beautiful poetry as always!! 🙂 Congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!
I tip my hat to you, Irish boy!
Haha This reminds me how I used to (still do 😛 ) wish every night to go for adventures once I apparently sleep. 😉
You’ve done a clever put to a simply idea. Admirable. 🙂
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I used to cower around the corner from a certain window. If the hall light is on my reflection/shadow turns into the trench coat man. Never even considered what he wanted. Too icky to think of.
“Does he sneak in and steal the shadow of a rose?”
Dear Boy, this is the writer in you that I know and love.
Perchance that rose lives among the kangaroos…
Anything’s possible in a moondream…
i really loved it
Loved your used of words and imagery. There is an old world feeling to your poem without much use of heavy words that is quite astounding. Loved reading it.
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This is really beautiful poetry. It was absolutely intriguing and I love it so much. 🙂
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Good read, here.
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Beautiful. And congrats on being Freshly Pressed (again!).
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Very beautiful. Ian x
My shadow is eating all my “shame on you” cookies… 🙂
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an interesting poem!
I love how this piece has sparked imaginations! Well done. :))
Wow this poem is amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your work
Boy with a Hat, fancy that, I like the reads. I’m new to this blogging scene and really enjoyed your blog. Currently finishing up a round up post of sorts and would like to highlight some of your posts in mine, trying out page jumps, so reader can link straight to the post that kept me reading about the things I love. It’s a quirky tale. I hope it works, what better way to share
I like you idea!
I’ll try to keep an eye on you too.
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That shadow might me mine since it lives it’s own life when I’m not watching, and since it told me, it would like to meet your romantic shadow. I heard your shadow is very social, and sticks to you only to rest after all the crazy fun.
Oh, and one more thing. I like your poetic self. It has a special spark that makes your writing much more interesting. I hope you’ll live long life, but keep that poetic tendency.
I shall devise a new poem one of these days.
I feel satisfied! 🙂
I like to think that when I fall asleep, after my shadow lets go of my body, she goes and represents myself out there, in the world somewhere.. Probably she is racing cars, as they are my other half so far..
Beautiful writing! I will follow every single post of yours!
Best wishes, Carolina
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very cool concept
I actually loved this.
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The shadow of my romance lies in your eyes
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i love this!
I wish it was mine 😀
You only have to imagine, and it becomes yours…
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