To build a shadow

I think besides the matador and Coke bottle, this was my most enjoyable poem to sculpt. Lost in thought one day, my mind went back to art class in college and the countless number of still life sketches we were required to produce. Apples, bananas, oranges, cupcakes, Oreos, skulls, bones and vases all splayed out on a table cloth, casting luminous evening shadows. With a laugh, I wondered if I could portray this depth in my poetry through words shaping a silhouette of a still life’s shadow. This poem was the result of my creative crossroads. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!

The ancient eavesdropper

To build a shadow

Shape poem of an apple casting an evening shadow

By Tyler Pedersen, Copyright 2013

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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2 Responses to To build a shadow

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Would your art teacher be proud of your efforts?

    • Yes, I think so. He always told me to use fewer lines and more shading to create depth. I guess the words simulate the shadows and the lines are only a consequence of the medium.

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