Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday

Free Bird on a Leash

Old shutters cage a lark's
already imprisoned
by her steely self image,
as morning sun alights hope
of life beyond
this barred vision.
Life of a free bird...
are you ever a free bird
what is this thing we so covet
this freedom...
to speak
to think
is it given freely,
why do we struggle so
when they say it's God-given.
Is it really free,
give it to me
so I may exist beyond this cage
of fear
the prison
the shadow
where thoughts and passion dwell
always, always
awaiting the next sunrise...
Open the window,
shall I...shall I

Well kids, here we are again, another shadow-fest. Check out Hey, Harriet and sign up, we know you want'll have fun...promise. Then check out very one else's shots and give 'em a holler.


Hey Harriet said...

What an exquisite shadow shot this week! Beautiful Sharon! I very much enjoyed your poem. It's perfect for the International Day of Peace theme! The fact that it wasn't written with the United Nations declared peace day in mind makes it even more perfect I think :) Have a wonderful Sunday!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hello Sharon! Hope you've had a nice week! Just love shadows from shutters - we especially love that this one wraps up and around the furniture!
Thanks for another lovely poem!
Karla & Karrie

Gina said...

Beautiful SS Sharon..very nostalgic :D

Greyscale Territory said...

Magical strong light and shadow effects! They definitely look like bars of a cage!

Exquisite poem to match a delightful pic!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful shadow/poem..The shutters are such a cozy look..

paisley said...

freedom is a concept i have spent my life trying to define.. this hits very close to home....

High Desert Diva said...

Always enjoy your posts...

RainbowMom said...

Did you write that Sharon? Really powerful. Your shadow shot is beautiful also! Peace to you beautiful lady.

Melissa said...

Hi there!

I just found your blog. It's simply lovely.

I will have to be by again to visit.

Happy Sunday!


Sandra Ree aka Bubs said...

Sharon, beautiful shadow shot, and your words are always beautiful as well! :)

Anonymous said...

another wonderful shadow shot with wonderful words to go with it! wow!


M.Kate said...

Beautiful shadow!! Should do one like this esp with the sun streaming mercilessly into our home :D

Twinkle Star Art said...

Sharon, love the filtering sunlight and shadows through the blinds. Beautiful words, I almost feel sorry for that bird, even if it's not real :)

Utah Grammie said...

Hmmm..this poem sounds to me anyway, like "our" stories..maybe I'm reading too much? It is beautiful..hauning..revealing??
hugs today and everyday..