Thursday, 10 February 2011

Shadows are Vital - Inspired by Thursday Think Tank

The shadow black stripes, define you,
throw your light into sharp contrast,
give you a depth and a fullness
that without them would not exist.
To be manifest and well rounded
you need the light and the shade.
You are not a pencil drawing,
scrawled on a flat surface.
You have body, you have shape,
dimension, form and movement,
without the shadow blacks . . .
your colour would have no meaning.

Inspired by Poets United Thursday Think Tank prompt# 35 - Shadows


Deborah said...

'your colour would have no meaning'
ooh, I loved that, brilliantly written!

Old Ollie said...

No shadow = no reality.

Nice work on the prompt.

Iwrite4u said...

Perfect and true with every words you say..My!I love shadows :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is fantastic! So wonderful, Susannah! Love the last two lines especially.

Elizabeth said...

I so agree, shadows are vital. And like everyone else, especially like those final lines,


flaubert said...

Susannah this is a brilliant write.


Mary said...

Susannah, your poem has caused me to look at shadows in a new way. Wonderful write!

Rashmi said...

Beautiful write,especially the last 4 lines..

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

I like this poem about shadows, vey much.
Suddenly those shadows have some humanity.

Best wishes,

Ella said...

Great Job, I love the last two lines!
Yes, we need shadows to define the color in our worlds~ Beautiful!

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments. Good to see you all.


madhumakhi said...

Lovely poem. Indeed we see objects with their shadows, for no object doesn't have a shadow. They all have shadows and they're meant to have shadows.
I liked the last line particularly. A wonderful way to end a poem.

Susannah said...

Madhumacki, that is so true, everything has and needs a shadow. Thanks very much for visiting. :-)

David said...

Good alchemy. Good poetry!

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