Shadow feet

Shadow feet

A Poem by Island Hippy



In my youth I followed many, on uncertain shadow feet. They were painters of imagination and magic, fuelled by ancestry and other things. They taught me to dance in the long grass and swim naked in the sea. In the mansions of my spirit; my wheelhouse they did dwell. They consumed my thoughts for prettier things like melia and tiaré. For youth is long gone now, visited in pages of sepia. I am content in my spirit to live simply, give with a full heart and receive with a humble one. On shadow feet I walk and soon we will be three. Planting seeds and weaving new magic.





© 2017 Island Hippy



Author's Note

Island Hippy
Melia - plumeria flower
Tiaré - gardenia flower

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I can see you draped in fragrant flowers my ohana, as you learned about life from the wise ones. "Shadow feet" is a phrase I have never heard before- it makes a lovely, dancing image. Your words are like a beautiful, lyrical dream. Wonderful write!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Island Hippy

6 Months Ago

Mahalo ohana what a lovely review :) I treasure the upbringing I had it was not fancy but I learned .. read more
This is truly splendid!
It deals with/portrays youth, when you're stuck with life- you don't know the way out, you don't know anything, just like an infant to the world.
The flow is amazing and relatable.
"On shadow feet I walk and soon we will be three. Planting seeds and weaving new magic."

Shadow(I think) means to follow here.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Aloha Tazeen, shadowfeet is walking with your ancestors where I come from. Mahalo for your kind word.. read more
Throughout our journey each test we face allows us to evolve to different levels. Clarity opening doors. Showing us the way. This is great stuff Izzy. It's beautifully written and your imagery boasts wisdom. Nice job

Posted 8 Months Ago


Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Mahalo duff, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated
duff

8 Months Ago

Anytime. You're welcome.
i love this and relate...i followed when i was younger and still trying to figure out who i was, what i wanted to be...but now in my elder years...having found the love of teaching and writing and other things as my path...i find that i have some followers who have adopted me in a sense...and i found contentment in where i am and who i am...there is a certain magic in that.

j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Mahalo, your appreciate your wonderful comment Jacob :)
oh this is simply gorgeous!!
your words paint landscapes of tranquility, for the senses
that is quite enchanting

loved this...thank you for sharing - x

Posted 8 Months Ago


Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Mahalo for your lovely words. I appreciate them
This has got such beauty within it Izzy, following others and learning where your true path lies, as those sepia painted memories play out to span a lifetime of knowledge and learning. Hopefully, we get to learn more, for many more years to come and the adventures they bring.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Mahalo Nemo, for your wonderful comment. I truly believe in the knowledge passed from others I've ne.. read more
Lorry.

8 Months Ago

Sometimes when we reread what we have written, we realise that we had our clever head on when writin.. read more
Island Hippy

8 Months Ago

Haha...that's a very nice comment

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