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I Stoped to Watch the Shadows Dance

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I Stoped to Watch the Shadows Dance

I stopped to watch the shadows dance
  One silent autumn day,
The light embraced the sighing boughs,
  Scattering golds of May.

The breeze was soft upon my cheeks
   As feathers to the touch;
It took my scarf in playful grasp
  Unmindful of my clutch.

And now, alive and yet so silent,
  To earth the colours float,
Now empty though with life so full--
  The sea without a boat.

I must move on, don't trust my heart,
  Must go before I break.
Life is just a shadow passing--
  Reflections on a lake.

I'll come tomorrow in the dawn;
  I must not stay tonight.
The sun has gone and so must I,
  I'll come back with the light.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Felicity. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 8:06:00 PM
    Thanks for the comments. I suppose some words seem to be spelt wrong if you live in the U.S.. I use english spelling since I live in New Zealand

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 8:53:00 PM
    I think you got to check some spellings. Nice observation

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 12:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry and I thank you for sharing it with us Felicity. Have a wonderful weekend filled with good health love and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol