Shadows on the wall
cast by candle-glow
They may be short or tall
and moving fast or slow.

Shadows on the ground
caused by warm sunlight,
And though they make no sound
they follow you ‘till night.

Shadows in my mind,
people I have known;
Places left behind;
the shadows take me home.

© Fay Herridge
Published in Newfoundland Herald, Aug 1987


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