A ramshackle old place with an occasional flickering light behind the windows
*sigh*, I actually sighed at the end of reading this. I'd like to think that the shadows always stay, to keep us company, if nothing else. TGIF Thomas :)
Thanks indeed - though alas it was more a case of ODIM by the time I read this comment :D Still Friday again soon.
Very good one!
Sad and real - A life lived bleak in shadow play ... , excellent entry!
Glad you liked it, thank you
I like the "shadow play". I think on cold nights the shadows rest somewhere else, far away.
You may be right
Oh, yes. They stay.
Hard to get rid of, sometimes
The shadows are joined by all the ones not strong enough to battle t5he sun at night.
Beautiful and poetic piece!
Glad you liked it Ivy
Kind of a dark side to Tyger, Tyger. Lots of layers.Nice poem, Marlowe.
Why thank you Kymm
"The light burns bright but far away..."That line is stunning-as is this entire piece, Thomas!
I like the playful rhyming.
I do my best to please and play
Shadow play is such an evocative phrase and you've used it to great effect in this poem. Really well done!
Nice. The repetition works really well here in such a short piece.Laura
Glad you liked it Laura
I love that you carried the rhyme through all five lines. It added a wonderful rhythm. Nice piece. :)
Thank you - 33 words is a short space for variety so I went the other way :D
I also love the rhyming and repetition.
Someone above used the word "melancholy" to describe this, and that's one of the words that came to my mind when I first read it too--melancholy, elegiac, bleak, but with the tiniest glimmer of hope, however far off it might be. "Shades" is one of my favourites this week.
Thanks - glad you liked it!
Beautifully done! Love the rhythm and the pacing. Love the closing line.
This is as lilting and cool and pensive as a full-moon night. Loved it.
Glad you did, thank you
This is great. It has a bit of that dark undertone under the playful meter. Thank you for linking up!
My pleasure - glad you liked it
Very dark, with an under tow of desperation. I like it!
Thanks TMW - that's what I was going for