Shadow People Poem
Metaphorest Released Jan 22, 2011

For Attilee's collab!

A shadow is an entity
Quite separate from you and me
By day it clings to your two feet
But nightly shadow people meet

Free from their shadowcaster's hold
These shifting shapes are brave and bold
They quest the moonlit earth in troops
(Or solo, if they don't like groups)

And 'cross the plains and seas they drift
But such explorers must be swift
For when the fiery globe returns
Sun’s rays will little shadows burn

So, to your feet, they must retreat
To hide from flaming star’s white heat
Till night falls on the land of men
And shadowfolk can roam again

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  • Image
    WOW! Please, please contribute this one to my collab as well!
    Jun 06, 2013
  • Screen_shot_2013-02-21_at_19.26.40
    I love the last two lines especially - amazing!
    Feb 20, 2013
  • Attilee-1781133
    Meta, it's like you're reading my mind! Without any explinations on how I feel the shadows should work you seem to have picked up just what I wanted them to be limted with and how they function. I'm so happy to have you helping my shadow find some words <3
    Jan 22, 2011
    by Attilee
  • Spaceship-1461125
    Attilee it's because your pictures are so expressive - they tell a thousand words by themselves! I'm glad you like the direction I'm going in but also do feel free to say if you dont like any parts of the story!

    By the way I'm totally imagining the creatures in a sort of Spirited Away type animated world. We need to get Studio Ghibli on this :)
    Jan 22, 2011
  • Saffron-lily-1771072
    Wunderbar!! Oh almighty Meta, may I do a little reading of this?! I do hope these little shadowlets get animated! <3
    Jan 22, 2011
  • Spaceship-1461125
    Oh almighty Pammy hehe - no need to ask, just read and know that it gladdens my heart :) I was hoping you'd do one actually so yay! And 'shadowlets' - aww!

    Ps. thank you hearters <3
    Jan 22, 2011
  • Dsc_0299
    Hooray three cheers to find you here, my dear! It's another go-round in the clear new year! so happy to see your words shining in the shadow caste...
    Jan 27, 2011
  • Spaceship-1461125
    Thank you kindly Mister Joe - Your words are kind and good to know :)

    I had to rhyme back - I just had to!

    Jan 27, 2011
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