poetry and prose about place

a moment of beautiful – shadow forest

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tree shadows, drawn on a sloped roof


tilted shadows on snow, graphite stems, crowded trees


pencil sketch of woodland, whim

of northern winter, slanted sun


from the trees, truth, but the artist lies

maligns tree shape, size and colour

wind direction


shadow trees without wild life

red squirrels and blue jays

seldom visit while light and pencil

sharpen their edge


only phantom light in space

between sender and receiver

message warped, passed

from molecule to molecule

through lead and air



Copyright  2015  Jane Tims



Written by jane tims

February 25, 2015 at 6:50 am

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  1. I agree with Barbara. Beautiful poem, Jane.

    Liked by 1 person


    February 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    • Hi Robin. Thanks, making the very best of the beautiful snow … No point in complaining!


      jane tims

      February 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

  2. I love the extra long shadows of trees and their bare branches on the bright white snow of winter. Your poem describes it beautifully and the photo and sketch, too.

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    Barbara Rodgers

    February 25, 2015 at 11:51 am

    • Hi Barbara. Thanks! It may be cold and snowy but there is lots of scope and subject matter for writing. Jane


      jane tims

      February 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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