Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday-Shall We Dance...

Exotic dancers
lithe forms
sway to the
rhythm of the frosts
cold is your tender heart
white turbaned buds
seek songs of the desert
your crisp footing
laughs at the old man
frigid age'd sultan
his frozen image
a mere echo in time
how soon he flees
this sweet sensuous
warm breath
you sway
dancing delicate
take my hand
lead us to the elements
of our desire
frail beauties
warmed hearts
to shadow lands
and sultry starlit nights
to dream
to float
above petaled veils
soft silken hair
through currents of time
in love
with the moment
with the dance

Head on over to the siren of shadow...Tracy at Hey, Harriet check out the shadows and join us if you are in for a little adventure in the exotic faraway land of Australia, where it's now Sunday.
We're having lots of fun, won't you join in...


High Desert Diva said...

I don't know how you do it...your poems always impress.

Cool shadow shot!

Wildeve said...

Beautuful poem, very sensual. I love your blog, it never fails to entertain and inspire me.

Bobbi said...

Such a sweet little photo and a beautiful poem. You have a lovely soul!

bobbie said...

Oh yes, please, let us dance.

Lisa B. said...

What a sweet little shadow shot! I love the perfect simplicity.
I love your new banner too...another great SS. It looks like I've missed a lot of great posts from you while I was gone...I just read down thru them all...good work!! And yes I would happily be stopping at that little shop:)

Jeanne said...

I'm not sure which is more beautiful -- your photo, or your poem -- but they certainly complement one another.

Debbie said...


The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We can see the grasses & flowers swaying now....only a few more months Sharon!
Great shadow this week - hope all is staying thawed out for you still!

Hot Fudge said...

Isn't amazing how plant life can survive in such a severe climate. What a beautiful, delicate shot, matched by a beautiful piece of prose.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The perfect shadow join the dance of your shadow shots!

What can I ask for more. Wonderful

Have a great Sunday, Lady!

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely shadows. I'll miss your snow shots when your spring arrives. I'm sure you'll not miss the snow! Beautiful poem :)

...siren of shadows...hehe

maryt/theteach said...

Very clever shadow capture! Lovely lyrical poem! :) Thank you!

Gallery Juana said...

Wow, this poem captivated me! Pretty shadow shot. It is delicate and painterly.

Greyscale Territory said...

Indeed, these flowers do look like exotic dancers on a stage all of their own! Magical photo!

And your poem is rich with glorious imagery! A wonderful place to feel immersed in heady passions!

I am feeling quite overwhelmed right now! We think our kookaburra friends have followed us to our new home!

BIG HUGS as always!

Utah Grammie said...

Between this photo and the header - I don't now which is more beautiful! So, again, when's the Coffee Table book coming out??

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Wow, what a gift! I absolutely love the poem and the shot is too sweet, thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Very delicate!! I just watched poetry all day at a high school speech contest. You could write for some of them! Some were moving, some were not--

Twinkle Star Art said...

You must have been flying to take that photo, unless those flowers are much smaller than they look. I love the long shadows. Your poetry beautiful too :)

M.Kate said...

Cool shots! Is it sign of spring yet? I do hope it is :D

Olga said...

That is such a pretty picture.

By the way, have you seen the movie Shall We Dance? It's one of my favorites.

trash talk said...

OMG, Sharon! This is my absolute favorite. I'm printing this out and placing it on my kitchen window to chase away the winter blues. Thank you. Debbie

Lily Hydrangea said...

lovely shadows you have captured in the snow! your poem is another fitting ode to them as well!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful poem and wonderful shot..
I am so tired of snow and the cold..
The older I get, the harder it is..
Happy SSS..

paisley said...

carried off to a land where only dreams dare to dwell..... just beautiful.....

Hey Harriet said...

Popping back in because I forgot to let you know what Gung Hay Fat Choi meant before. It means - may prosperity be with you. It's the popular wish for CNY :)

Carin said...

Oh yes I can see them dancing. Very delicate picture!

Elizabeth said...

How fancifully you have captured the spirit of the dried pods in the snow.
es, we are all cheerful, if tired, in New York

Barbara said...

I just love this shot. The shadow shot concept is not one I have thought to do but I have really enjoyed the one's on the shadow shot sunday meme. I will have to try my hand (or I should say eye) at this when the sun shines next.
Smiles B

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very nice, as always. Both shadows and verse.

2sweetnsaxy said...

A wonderful poem to go with a great shot. :-) They do look like they're dancing.

PJ said...

This is a wonderfully tender way to illustrate the ravages of winter.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the shadows of the weeds!

Anonymous said...

I love this shadow shot angle. And as High Desert Diva wrote above, your poems ALWAYS impress. Always!


Raven said...

Lovely words and photo! I enjoyed your Cabin Fever post too.

Dianne said...

sweet fragile dancers