Friday, January 12, 2007

In The Light

I made a turn
down a dark street,
and when I came out
I dripped shadows,
like raindrops,
everywhere I stepped.

I rolled in the light
like a dog in dry grass,
I just wanted it off of me.

The sun eventually
dried my demeanor, thankfully
the trail of black spots

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MB said...

Wonderful! I love this way of thinking about it, Pat. Thank you. ;-)

Russell Ragsdale said...

You have made the shadow a palpable presence as well as an emotional reaction element (I love my shadow on sunny days). Good one Pat!

trinitystar said...

she smiles. ;o) nice one!

Anonymous said...

this works on several levels...
love it, pat!

Anonymous said...

I like the way you think, Pat.

samuru999 said...

I really like this poem Pat!
Very good!!!!
Great reading too!


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

What a way you have with words! Want to go have a drink of cheer? I'll pour you a glass of friendship tall and clear!

JaneDoughnut said...

Shadows are so much fun to play with. Another good one.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Mr. Paulk...

Anonymous said...


floots said...

love this one
"I dripped shadows
like raindrops"
what an image
rhythmic too
great stuff pat

Borut said...

I rolled in the light
like a dog in dry grass.

Great stuff!:) I'm more of a cat lover, but one simply has to love this 'dog'!:)

Poetry by Kai said...

nicely done

steve said...

So good
the 'enventual drying'

I like this one a lot

Cathy said...


firebird said...

Thanks for showing me how to shake those nasty clinging shadows!

gulnaz said...

oh my god!
its amazing you made it so real, almost tactile and so very real!

i think whosever reads it would want to walk "in the light".

Anonymous said...

Shadow is so palpable that it isdifficult to shake it off at times. You said it all here rather well.

Anonymous said...

Your poetic adventures are usually twisted. This one is no different but in a different way. Well done!

Amalendu said...

nice one Pat...

Pat Paulk said...

Thank you MB!!

I like mine too, on sunny days. Thanks Russell!!

He smiles!! Thanks Trinitystar!!

Thanks Polona, on all levels!!

Richard you make me blush!!

Thanks Margie!!

Corey it would be an absolute pleasure. I'll sip it like the finest wine I've ever touch my lips with. thank You!!

Thank you Janedoughnut!!

With Hammer and Tong...thank you!!

Magiceye, thank you!!

Thanks Floots!!

Borut, I'm fond of them both, except when the cat bites me,and that's pretty &^%^%$# often. Thanks!!

Thanks Kai!!

The eventual drying is always the best. Thanks Steve!!

Thank you Cathy!!

Vivien, like the dog I am I can do that. Thank you!!

Gulnaz, good to see you again. "The light" is a whole lot better and easier. Thank you!!

Gautami, it is, but if you shake hard and long enough it will go. Thank you!!

Twisted?? And I thought I was straight as an arrow. Thank you!!

Thanks Amalendu!!

Anonymous said...

You know, pat, the first section could stand on its own. Good work.

Anonymous said...

you make shadows sound like a scary thing. :)

nice stuff!