Sitting at my desk I hear footsteps coming
‘Round the corner she comes to see me as she rubs her
eyes in the early morning light.
Robert Louis Stevenson
From Child’s Garden of Verses
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.
The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow–
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes goes so little that there’s none of him at all.
He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close behind me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!
One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
I agree with Laura – incredibly sweet!
Laura Hegfield says
this is incredibly sweet.
Magical Mystical Teacher says
Child, does your shadow
speak to you, telling stories
you alone can hear?
Chasing Purple Dreams says
What a sweet sleepy litte shadow.
That is such an adorable shot. She's a little cutie that's for sure. Love the poem
Valerie @ composition-life says
Those are neat shots. I like the verse too.
You know I love your blog. I love your photos.
That is one of the reasons I visit your blog.
I want to learn, even more, how to be a better photographer, and to get ideas from others. So I am going out on a limb.
I am starting a new photo meme and would like for you to consider participating. You can read all about it in the first post, which I posted early this week.
I know I learn from seeing what others are doing and by asking questions. Perhaps others would like to do this same. Those who have more experience can be a great encouragement to those who have the desire to be better.
If you think it’s a good idea, perhaps you would like to invite your readers. I hope to start this Friday.
Love the Shadow Shot and the accompanying poem too!
Oh my goodness, I had forgotten about that poem. What a beautiful photograph, perfect shadow shot and one to treasure in years to come.
What a sweet shadow shot and I enjoyed the poem too!
Lovely photos! I had forgotten about the poem – I had that book as a child!!
Sweet shadows. I remember the poem so well from my own childhood.
Oh what a glorious morning sight.
Happy Shadow Shot Sunday to you!
This is one of the best yet. I remember memorizing that poem in school!