Sunday, June 10, 2012

Art Challenge- Road/Shadow

It has been awhile since I have been able to enter into the 2 Things Challenge via 2 Things Blog, but I had a bit of free time this week so I decided to enter. I miss the challenges and really had fun doing this one because the 'shadow' portion gave me a chance to share one of my favorite poems penned by Poet, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Shadow Man Photo courtesy of Jiri Hodan via Public Domain Pictures

The poem is titled: My Shadow

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an errant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

My contribution for 'Road' is simply a photograph I took while walking about. The trees have cast their shadows on the road below.


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    1. Thank you for spotting it. I am so sorry I didn't make it to leaving a comment on 2 Things. Thing at home got so busy.


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