NaPoWriMo Day 26# 26/30 The Shadow


I really like the idea of today’s prompt – so for the 3rd time since the month began I will attempt to follow the prompt. I remember doing something similar to this at college… Once upon a time – A long time ago!

Today, I challenge you to perform an erasure of your own.

                The Shadow

Stand still,
in love’s philosophy.
three hours      we      spent,
Walking     , two shadows
with us,
But, now the sun is just above our head,
those shadows tread,
to brave                      all things
our infant loves
Disguise                   shadows,

love has      attain’d the high’st degree,
others see.

this noon        ,
new shadows make the            way.
As the first were made to blind
these which come behind

ourselves,          blind our eyes.
If our loves faint, and                        decline,

actions              disguise.
The morning shadows                           ,
grow longer all               day;
day is short, if love decay.
Love is a growing,         full constant light,
first minute, after noon, is night.

John Donne


‘A Lecture Upon The Shadow’ By John Donne
read it here.

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