Shadow on the Wall

Shadow on the Wall

A Poem by SyberRose

She hears music playing; her shadow on the wall

waiting to be asked to the shadow ball

It has been so long since an arm around her waist

dancing cheek to cheek as fingers interlace

She lights a jasmine candle and places it by her side

Waiting  for another shadow while she dances teary eyed

The flame begins to dance within the naked night

enticing each other as they tango and incite

Spinning and twirling around the candlelit room

 sweet fragrance seduces as love begins to bloom

Wick of night disappears in the midnight hour

One shadow dancing; a lonely wallflower

 Always to be a solo ballerina.

never to tango  to a concertina

 


© 2015 SyberRose



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I was about to write almost the exact same thing as the comment below,

but that captures the emotion perfectly.

Trace

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Amazing how we make sad and lonely into something poet and beautiful as you did so eloquently here in this work of art, dear poet :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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2 Years Ago

huh...that's poetic not poet and beautiful. my computer has a lag lol
SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you for taking time to read and reply...glad you enjoyed Lynn...Rose
aah this is beautifully sad. this is either a forlorn girl waiting for a long departed loved one or someone reminiscing on younger times.
whatever your original idea, this is a touching poem. wonderfully penned.

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

When writing I had the younger times in mind I do believe...thank you Woody for peeking in...Rose
this makes me think of "patterns" by simon and garfunkel....

and the shadow of cinderella waiting to be asked to the ball...

those shadows can turn into reality...love the way you worded this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob and always so nice hearing from you...have a great weekend...Rose
Well penned!
I enjoyed the piece a lot, very soft write with
the sadness of being alone:(
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much and for visiting tonight...Rose
The night is young, the heart is aflutter but the shadow of loneliness is hanging around for the right person, time and dance. What a touching and marvelous write...:).......

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sami for the lovely review...appreciate your visit tonight...Rose
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

My pleasure. Any time...:)...............
Truly sensual and appealing Rose, all i see is the image of a solo ballerina looking so forlorn..

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you Stella and so nice hearing from you as always...hugs
Very nice. I really like this work. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you Stephen for peeking in...I do appreciate your comments...Rose
Stephen

2 Years Ago

No problem.
this one puts the romantic heart into a spin Rose.
I can actually hear you read this - Im lucky. I wish you would soundcloud your poems and include the links on your pages. People dont know what they're missing not hearing this read by you.
The bittersweetness of your poem here is gorgeous.
x

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Anthony. I haven't made a soundcloud in a while...but i'm so glad you stopped by a.. read more
how delicately sad and lovely ... i see her and am in the room watching her dancing ... one lady .. one shadow .. i want the dance and mood to go on all night .. but your closing two lines set me feet in concrete ... and the music stops .. big heavy sigh! ;)
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


SyberRose

2 Years Ago

You are just too kind E...so glad you enjoyed the shadow dance...thanks for peeking in as always...R.. read more

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