Learn More

Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Light and Shadow


Picture a well
Lighted object
It looks real
Only with shadow.

A picture shown
Without a shadow
Simply loses
All objectivity.

Exception maybe
von Gogh's series
Of sunflowers
Masterpieces of art

Sun's an object
That's shadow free
Throwing brilliant
Rays on nature.

An object follows
Its faithful shadow
Length of shadow's
A measure of time.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Topic(s): life


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Light and Shadow by Tirupathi Chandrupatla )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 15,872 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/7/2013 7:36:00 AM)

    length of shadow's a measure of time, we are not within the purview of time, and what is time after all, really we are not sure about it. thanks. good write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 765 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/7/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    What of an object that is of it's own inner light. Bringing forth light like a sun. An inner light
    that one cannot perhaps see but is all aglow...like love. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,377 Points Neela Nath (8/6/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Light and shade can bring the effect of a picture, as it is in reality.Lovely. (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

New Poems

  1. Kite, Dilantha Gunawardana
  2. A Middle-Aged First Kiss (2), Dilantha Gunawardana
  3. Misplaced Trust, Mr. Spock
  4. No Looking Back (A Follow-up Poem), Dr John Celes
  5. losing leaves, Leah Dodd
  6. Worthy, Galina Italyanskaya
  7. Often I Am Reminded, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. God Knows, Galina Italyanskaya
  9. 'Samantha', Mpho Tsakata
  10. They do as they want, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Stafford's Cabin, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Love After Love, Derek Walcott
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]