Playing with Light


Ile de Brehat by Maufra

Softly silken shifting shadow –
no glimpse of light – I cannot see.

Add a little glitter,
glisten, gleam, and gloss.
a shimmer starts to sparkle,
twinkle, flicker, add the shine
of recognition, bring back to life.

Margo Roby gave us some lovely pictures and asked for a poem about the quality of light.  Mine is pure play.  


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10 Responses to Playing with Light

  1. This had a wonderful dreamy feeling to it. Love it, Viv!

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Such a lovely painting, Viv! And your words sparkle too 🙂

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  3. thehutts says:

    love the painting! Sally


  4. Your poem goes perfectly with the picture. 🙂

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  5. Just my kinda play, Viv! I love the way sounds enhance one another. 🙂

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  6. margo roby says:

    Keep experimenting. This is wonderful. I moved with it. And, I keep rereading. Quite an addictive poem.

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  7. Misky says:

    The rhythm of this poem made me want to dance about the room! Lovely poem, Viv. xx >

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  8. I read it, then, I read it aloud. The sounds are just lovely. I found myself reading the first line slow and dreamy with all the esses. When I got to the gees the tempo picked up and was a little more forceful. Wonderful poem.

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