Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dancing With the Shadows

My Shadow


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 things 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 gets 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 beside 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.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Thanks to Tracy over at Hey Harriet for posting all of our shadows every week! Stop on over to see what other shadows are doing out and about!

Thanks also go to Auntie Pam for sending us over the picture we used today of her granddaughter McKenzie!

25 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Ultra cute! I remember this poem from way way back!

Love the delightful photo! It too brings back memories of drawing those height lines on the wall!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

That's a lovely picture and a well-loved poem. I fondly remember A Children's Book of Verse!

Thanks for visiting me today and very happy to return the favor....

Sylvia K said...

Perfect poem and perfect shadow I love them both! thanks so much for sharing! Happy SSS!

Sweet Repose said...

How much fun for the wee ones, when it comes to interacting with the bigguns...that's what it's all about.

Have a great weekend!

sharon

Donna said...

How cute! I've always loved that poem.

Hope you're having a good weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Mega sweet shadow shot...

Kids are so naive but smart in their way. Therefore, I adore them, regardless!

Have a nice Sunday!

Alissa Nicolau said...

McKenzie looks like a ballerina! I enjoyed reading your poem, thank you.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Cute poem and shadow shot. I think the photo really enhanced the reading.

Hey Harriet said...

What a little cutie shadow dancer! That's a great image! I also enjoyed the wonderful Robert Louis Stevenson poem. Thanks for sharing it as I've always loved that one :)

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for the delightful image and the beautiful Robert Louis Stevenson poem which accompanied it. Isn't it good to know that some classics are still passed down to the next generation.

Carin said...

Very cute! Love the poem of Robert Louis Stevenson. In fact reading it and seeing the picture made it look as if the girl was moving. LOL

Chris said...

I hadn't thought of that poem for years. Precious shadow! At first I thought she was drawing on the wall. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy SSS

PJ said...

How very sweet! This is a poem from everyone's childhood and it's perfect for this week.

Gina said...

Very sweet shadow shot! .and such a wonderful poem too...thanks for sharing! :D

Rosebud Collection said...

What a sweet shadow..So cute..
Happy SSS..

ahab said...

Great shadow shot. A little angel!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That was really very dear. Thanks for the warm and fuzzies! :-)

M.Kate said...

Now that's one cool shadow..

Christy said...

i love this shadow shot, sweet!

Lisa B. said...

That is just the sweetest little shadow shot ever! Love the poem too:)

Ms. Tee said...

I remember this poem, too :) What a sweet photo to go with it!

Abigail Rose said...

Geee.... what a cute little girl in that picture- she must have some amazing parents! Ha ha...

Cindy DG said...

So cute!! Thanks for your veggie pal site, I love it!
cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

what a delightfully delicate and fragile shadow...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat post!

I did a dance with a friend in a recital years ago to the song, "Me and My Shadow." She was the shadow and I wss "Me"! LOL!

XO,

Sheila

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