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Below is the poem entitled Heredity which was written by poet jan oskar hansen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The lamp that hangs from the ceiling 
is made locally, one of a kind, and
it shines bright.
On the wall hangs its shadow, as shadows go 
it is strong and has many details.
The shadow too has a shadow, a bit to the left,
this one is shifty pale, but one can still see 
where it originated. 
Alas, the shadow´s shadow too has 
a shadow, so pale it hard to see its 
ancestor was a lamp as it disappears into 
the white wall and history.
    A memory of – once upon a time –a dynasty,
until a new locally made lamp appears,
 one that is not mass produced,
 and has its own bright light.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:56:00 AM
    Jan - Your mind is a wonderful thing. I always wonder how long it will take for me to go unremembered in life's timeline. I love how your use if shadows." This is beautiful dear Jan. love, Kathy

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    Date: 3/22/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy