Saturday, September 6, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #16

Your Bonnet Miss

Shy lashes hidden
'neath gossamer tendrils,
the love in a heart faded
to memory...
hung out of sight.
From our curious eye,
laced frills and velveteen
adorn what must have been
a vision,
a woman in costume
decor on a white gloved arm
prized possession
society's muse.
A woman was just that,
a woman...
no longer the maiden
no longer the love
only the wife
the shadow
the faded flower,
times truest test
to inner beauty,
still possessing that will
to be what was...
a woman
a soul

The time again to check out the shadows on Hey, Harriet . Join in on the fun, look for them shadows, they are everywhere.


Greyscale Territory said...

There is something almost mystical about this pic. Shadows and reality seem one! So beautiful!

And your poem is a delightful complement!

Gina said...

Love your bonnet shadow delicate.. Hope you're enjoying your Sunday! :D

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We love it - what a great shot! Your poem really makes the picture come alive!
Yes, it was very green "down south" today - we commented on that on the way down - it's more brown up here.....fall is coming!
Have a nice Sunday!
Karla & Karrie

Hey Harriet said...

That's a sweet & delicate shadow. A truly beautiful poem accompanying the photo also! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful the poem too..Everything is just great..

High Desert Diva said...


Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Lovely bonnet and lovely shadow shot. As Gemma stated above, your poem compliments the photo.


Sandra Ree said...

Hi Sharon, did I see a "Happy Birthday" in the comments? :) Hope you have a wonderful day and a very Happy Birthday!

Your words as always are so beautiful and your bonnet shadow goes so well with "Your Bonnet Miss"!

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

Happy Birthday to the Pride of Iowa!!!!!! Love you and can't wait to meet you in the flesh!!!!!, Here's to you!!!!! Lauri @ Chippys

Utah Grammie said...

Yep, you did it again- beautiful photo, detailed and lovely AND beautiful, haunting words to go along. Thanks for making my Sunday afternoon blogging sooo worthwhile!

Lisa B. said...

Oh I love this one! Love the hat and the shadow!!!

paisley said...

it distresses me so to see a woman become a shadow of a man,, and in so doing,, a shadow of herself.. this verse was perfection....

Debbie said...

Your SS is lovely! The poem too :D

Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. It is fun 'meeting' new friends from all over the world this way. I think we may be kindred spirits. I love antiques and old houses. Yours is wonderful! And we have a Cairn Terrier too! Her name is Nani. She is the second one we've shared our home with.

Oh, and btw, my avatar is actually an old picture of me, though I must admit, I was a sweety, LOL!

M.Kate said...

Beautiful shot Sharon :D I have never own a bonnet before..let alone wear one. I wonder why as more people should wear them here in our extremely hot weather! I should strut around in one of this one day :D have a great week ahead, hugs!!

Jeques said...

Physical beauty fades, like summer, but memories and inner glow would always remain.

It's wonderful to note how this great shot summon such lovely and moving thoughts in your poem.

Msny people are always scared of the thoughts of aging.

Wilted flowers, and worn shoes and wrinkled faces when I think of this sad pictures, they also remind me of the word "ACCOMPLISHED."

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Twinkle Star Art said...

Lovely poem, really helps your beautiful photo tell the story. I'm just thankful that I wasn't around in such times. :)

Gallery Juana said...

The poem really brings a history to the hat. Love both the poem and the photo. Each has a light and a shadow.

~michelle pendergrass said...

Wow. That is quite the shot! There's definitely a story there...

annette said...

Just beautiful Sharon, one of your best yet girl!! As you can see i am very late catching up this week, see you on Sunday. Annette :0)