Casting Shadows

Shadows

Casting Shadows

(A Lisalet Poem)

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I delight in sunlight casting shadows,

On a warm sunny summer afternoon.

It’s amazing, when that golden orb glows,

Then hard objects get their images strewn.

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On a warm sunny summer afternoon,

I love to sit and watch the dark sideshows

On the ground that such sights festoon.

I delight in sunlight casting shadows.

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It’s amazing, when that golden orb glows,

All the shapes and images that get hewn.

‘Cause Earth’s a canvas where the sun’s ray goes

On a warm sunny summer afternoon.

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Then hard objects get their images strewn

In fragile formats that the light bestows.

Watchers don’t want the scene to end too soon.

It’s amazing, when that golden orb glows.

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On a warm sunny summer afternoon,

I delight in sunlight casting shadows.

Author Notes

Sidewalk shadows of tables and grass on a sunny day. I just liked the image. Especially the table legs. This picture inspired the poem.


This poem is a Lisalet.

Lisalet Poem: a style created by Lisa Sherman on FanStory, that has a fixed format of repeating lines and, when rhymed, a forced set of only two rhyme choices in an abab rhyme scheme.  The format repeats the first four lines in a structured reverse cascade down the stanzas follows:

1/2/3/4 2/5/6/1 3/7/8/2 4/9/10/3,

such that the stanzas incorporate the repeating lines as 1/2 2/1 3/2 4/3 (I added also a closing 2/1) as the first and last lines of each stanza.

The optional rhyme scheme becomes

A1,B1,A2,B2  B1,a,b,A1 A2,b,a,B2  B2,a,b,A2.

The capitals represent the repeated lines. I hope that all makes sense.  I chose the syllable count to be 10, but that is not a requirement. I also added a closing couplet using B1,A1, but that is not a requirement either.


This photograph was taken by the author himself. 

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