Pencil Stubs Online
Reader Recommends


Shadow Show

By John I. Blair

My bedroom has a window

Layered with protection,
Cloth and slatted plastic.

Sunny days
The open linen drapes
Show shadows on the blinds.

Lance-like leaves
On curving branches
Trace across the glow
An ornate tapestry.

And unlike Gobelins
This artwork dances,
Gains and loses figures,
Shifts and shimmers
Softly in the breeze.

My chance to choose:
Imagine what I see,
Pick out patterns,
Muse on magic, or,
By yanking on a cord,
Know reality.

2007 John I. Blair

Click on author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.


Refer a friend to this Poem

Your Name -
Your Email -
Friend's Name - 
Friends Email - 


Reader Comments

Post YOUR Comments!

Please enter the code in the image above into the box
below. It is Case-Sensitive. Blue is lowercase, Black
is uppercase, and red is numeric.

Horizontal Navigator



To report problems with this page, email Webmaster

Copyright 2002 AMEA Publications