To Woo a Shadow

By Mistress Shadow

You cannot give a shadow roses
for grasped in the dark hand,
they would fall to the floor.

And you can try to gently touch
the boundaries of lines wrought upon the wall
but the lines have been touched before.

You can attempt to conceive
a metaphysical kiss,
but no lips will cross the distance.

And yet, this shadow can be wooed,
through words and languages long lost before.
For what bliss sound may not travel across the abyss,
the mind can defuse through the barrier.
And where the mind does wander,
the heart can follow.

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© 2008 Mistress Shadow
Published on Sunday, November 2, 2008.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Scarrzz On Sunday, October 11, 2009, Scarrzz (238)By person wrote:

    Ethereal. Your wordplay has crafted a moving picture of the spirit, the plane in which love exists as reality rather than thought. We are strange and wonderful creatures, made to span both of these planes. Thank you for that insightful and affecting depiction. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This truly is well thought out and extensive, where thoughts and wills dare to wander, i get so much from the minds eye,..if only reality could keep up. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This makes my mind wander... and my heart defuse; now if I only had a sound like this to lead my way through the dark Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Sometimes I gotta wonder why it is that the most apparently erotic poems don't usually incite me, but the subtlety of theme, and the suggestiveness of word, the playfulness of the absent, and intellectual wit always seem to catch more than my eye. I've got my candle... Scholar

  • Mistress Shadow On Monday, November 3, 2008, Mistress Shadow (252)By person wrote:

    ..and I am willing to light it any time, as long as you are ready...

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