"To have great poets there must be great audiences too." ~Walt Whitman~
"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." ~Plato~
"A poem begins with a lump in the throat." ~Robert Frost~
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. " ~Carl Sandburg~
I hope you enjoy today's poem. Please feel free to comment on my blog.
I promise I don't bite! (Much!)
Did you ever see a shadow
walking on your heels?
Did you ever turn around
and try to chase him down?
Did you offer him your hand
ask him to dance?
Share with him your heart..
are you scared to take the chance?
Did you hide inside your head
all the things you wished to say?
Did you ask the Lord in Prayer
can I have another day?
If you had another day
would you let your body sway?
Would you open up your heart
to let others see a part.
Would you share with him a smile
as you walk another mile?
Would you freely take a chance?
would you let your shadow dance?
Would you laugh.. would you share..
would you cry.. would you dare?
To live.. to love..
to soar.. to cry..
Let it fly!
Take the chance!
Let your shadow dance!
By: Patricia Sawyer
When I was a little girl I used to love to see my shadow on the ground. I would make it dance and jump and run. For some reason it always brought me great pleasure to let my shadow dance.It was like I was happy inside and out. The next time you see your shadow~ on the ground or on another surface ~ hop or skip or jump.. do something to let the child inside know you are aware of them.. Let your shadow dance and enjoy a few steps with them.. Hopefully it will leave you feeling refreshed and happy~ But, if nothing else it will give any watchers a smile.. Have a wonderful Day!