Where Shadows Dance

Where Shadows Dance

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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In appreciation of Robbie, my grandson

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pay no heed to the miseries
in this woeful world if you wish
your happiness to fly as high
as a kite in windy weather

for happiness comes in tiny
parcels, little gifts that can make
your heart skip for joy and your
soul leap silently skywards

thank you Robbie for making
my day, for taking away the grey
doldrums that unexpectedly
barge their head around doors

those endless cups of camomile tea
flowers and all the fine scented
candles that ignite to throw fragrant
light in dark corners

how well that kindness shows its
face to me, equally how well polished
is that gleam of gold that streams
permanently through your dna


© 2020 Chris Shaw


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And Robbie.... When you grow up and have kids of your own and tell your gran that she's gonna be a great gran, if you say immediately and without pause that she's always been a great gran, I guarentee you she'll leave everything to yiu in her will 😀
Ps... Always eat your veg and take your hand out of there! 😀

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Ha ha Lorry. There's method there in that advice. You are canny are ya not? Oh by the way, he loves .. read more
Lorry

11 Months Ago

Yeah, here too. Most public transport at a standstill because of flooding and accidents. But on the .. read more
emmajoy

11 Months Ago

Guess we have to get used to erratic everything these days'; maybe not hope for too much but grin l.. read more



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This is beautiful! The idea of kindness is so appealing in this poem! It’s so light and positive

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

10 Months Ago

Dear pearl, such a beautiful name. Thank you for calling on my page and leaving this lovely review. .. read more
"...for happiness comes in tiny
parcels..." well put, beautifully written :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Sonnie, your visit is most appreciated. Have a very happy Sunday.

Chris
Everyone plays a role in each and everyone's happiness and fulfilment and how each grows from the experience and remembers. Nice one Chris.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Andrew. It's a beautiful morning here, so must be nearing evening for you. Hope all is goo.. read more
andrew mitchell

11 Months Ago

Nearly 4.30pm still some light, and you stay safe.
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

You too Andrew.
Great tribute to an attentive grandson! Funny how the young have a way of blowing away the 'grey clouds'.... nice write my friend... :-)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Phill. The young have an ability to blow the cobwebs away. Thank you so much.

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(how well that kindness shows its face to me, equally how well polished is that gleam of gold that streams
permanently through your dna) How beautiful! What a lovely tribute to your grandson. I know he will cherish it. ~Sharon


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dear Sharon, thank you for your lovely review. I hope you are keeping safe and well. All good wishes.. read more
Sweet, deeply insightful creation.
A truly loving and clever poetic declaration.
Robbie could not have done better in the gene pool lottery.
Daily, Grandmother Christine counts Robbie as one of her greatest blessings.


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you kindly Jimmy for that lovely review. Much appreciated. All good wishes.

Chr.. read more
Beautifully explained and expressed and captivating title. tyfs

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the visit to my page. Pleased to meet you. All good wishes.

Chr.. read more
Oh Christine, what a special bond you have with him. Those moments are forever a treasure and wonderful blessing. I don’t have grandchildren yet but have heard they are a joy like no other. You express that beautifully.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

They are a joy Sue, so I hope you too are blessed one day. Many thank yous for checking in and shari.. read more
That is so sweet. Grandparents areswesome!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Diane for your visit. Pleased you enjoyed the read. All good wishes.

Chris
A wonderful poem shared dear Chris.
"those endless cups of camomile tea
flowers and all the fine scented
candles that ignite to throw fragrant
light in dark corners"
I understand the above lines. I miss the coffee days where friends could meet and talk. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote. Life is very insular these days I agree. More time spent away from people. Robbie .. read more
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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