Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #35 Shadows

Shadow Garbage photos are from Environmental Graffiti
Created by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster

"Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories."


What lurks in your shadows? Remember a shadow is not always a bad thing. There are many summer days here in Texas where I run for the coolness and comfort of shadow cast by a tall building or an old oak tree. It is a constant companion and sometimes protection. As seen in the photos above shadows can be amazing art. Love and beauty can hide in the shadows.

There is the gruff 5 o’clock shadow that some women love and others hate on their men. And of course everyone knows that there is dark, gloomy and dreary aspect to shadows that I need not expand upon. Take a little time and think about what the shadows around you represent. Look at your surroundings and see what shadows inspire in your imagination.

Once you have decided what to write about please come back and share you word paintings with us, shadows and all.

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to poetsunited@ymail.com . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.


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2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

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26 comments:

  1. I love this prompt.Will come back soon

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  2. I'm working on a 'dark' piece now that features some shadows, but it might not be ready soon enough.

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  3. Good prompt, I love the shadow pictures! :-)

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  4. a little adventure from the shadows...

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  5. Seems to be my main topic these days!

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  6. This is a short one I had in my back pocket. It is called "Dark Thoughts"

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  7. Inspired by shadows of day and night.

    Pamela

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  8. Shadows is a favorite theme of mine. :)

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  9. Whew! Finished it!

    (Sign lights up: APPLAUSE)

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  10. on "forgotten philosophers" and "shadow-cast forms"

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  11. Poets United,

    Influences from the Belfast music scene circa 1977!!!!!!!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  12. Here is my effort with shadows. wish I could have thought of something more profound. Here's the link: http://ponderingspeggy.blogspot.com/2011/02/photo-babanango-south-africa-2006.htmlh

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  13. Haven't written a poem in a while, but this did what it was meant to, and prompted me! :o)

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  14. Pure coincidence that I wrote my "Shadows" a few days ago ...

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  15. NOthing big or special, just a portrait of my life. =)

    http://poesiatorta.blogspot.com/2011/02/441.html

    Kiss you all!

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  16. Here is my entry for shadows..

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  17. Great prompt; so many directions to go in~
    I loved the larger scale we had to chose from!

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  18. oops sorry about the double post, it didn't appear it went through...

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  19. Whenever I get stuck, acrostics come to save the day.

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  20. Time keeps on slipping... Hard time getting this done!

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  21. Had another inspiration on the shadows prompt. Made me think alot, especially after reading others' works as well .

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