Friday, June 19, 2020

Fall in Love, Take Photos, Write


Tree Shadow
Photo by Amy LV

Flower Shadow
Photo by Amy LV

Leaf Shadow
Photo by Amy LV




Students - This week I have been falling love with shadows all over the place! I usually do not take photographs of shadows...but this week I did so a few times. And when a person falls in love with something over and over again, it is natural to write a poem about it. 

You may have noticed that the lines in today's poem go back and forth, back and forth. I chose to do this because as I watched plants dancing with shadows, my own eyes went back and forth, back and forth between them.

Keep your eyes open. Fall in love. Take some pictures. Save them. And then write.

Tricia is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at The Miss Rumphius Effect with a thoughtful and questioning golden shovel poem using a line from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot. We invite everybody to join in each Friday as we share poems, poem books, poetry ideas, and friendship. Check out my left sidebar to learn where to find this poetry goodness each week of the year.

Please share a comment below if you wish.day 

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful waltzing shadows!

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  2. I appreciate the back and forth...conversation between light and dark.

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  3. This poem is stunning Amy. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for writing.

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  4. Wonderful format for this poem, Amy. I really like the backstory about shadows also.

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  5. Thanks for the dancing poem through your shadows Amy–I'm a big fan of shadows too!

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  6. The shadow effect of your poem in words and on the page (screen) is stunning, Amy. Yes, to the world outside of my phone. :)

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  7. Love your shadows, Amy, both in the photos and the poem. And the last line surprised and delighted me. :)

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