“a bright shadow”

Written for:  The Twiglets #297 - a bright shadow

As the steely shadows
slid upwards, a bright
rainbow filled the sky.

On a night wall,
shadowy figures 
slipped through,
leaving in their wake
bright halo of an angel.

autumn tree
dressed in brilliant colors
chases shadows away

           The shadow wished to have color
           thinking it would become fuller.
               Yellow leaf said, oh no,
                that is no way to go.
      You'll stand out like me, and dry up duller.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to “a bright shadow”

  1. Jules says:

    Lovely verses. Shadows vanish with rainbow, angelic hue, and autumn brilliance.
    Fun limerick. Autumn is in full swing here.

    Here’s a shadow we won’t have to deal with much longer – After November 6th…
    On March 15, 2022, just days after clocks were adjusted to “spring forward,” the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would abolish clock changes in favor of permanent daylight saving time.

    For a while I lived in Indiana (except for a few counties) and also Arizona never did change clocks. 🙂


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