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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 of this poem: life


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  • Gold Star - 19,264 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 - 781 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 - 6,242 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

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