What lurks in the shadows
Can make our hair stand on end
Skin prickle and goose bumps
Fears ready to send
Fleeing away legs ready to run
Shiver down the spine
Is something out there
Or its that imagination of mine?
With lightness and darkness
Shadows and the mind playing tricks
Creating images and visions
Fear often it picks
To spook and to scare
Of the sounds and the shadows
That go bump in the night
© CTB :D/DFY July 4/14
Check more images of shadows at this week’s Bastet’s Pixleventures.
This week Bastet’s Pixleventures asked us to show our mood. Spring always lifts my mood as the fragrance from flowers fill the air and the sun feels warm on my face. In Shanghai spring is slowly drifting in. What better example of spring than these beautiful tulips we bought last weekend from our local flower guy on the street.
We Drink Because We Are Poets hosts this weekly challenge and encourages us at verse as well as pics. This week I tried my hand at both.
I posted another Tourist in My Town look at SKYLINE earlier today. If you missed it you can check it out here.
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Tags: Bastet's Pixelventures, flowers, Mood, photography, poem, Post a Week, spring, Tourist in My Own Town, Tulips, Weekly Photo Challenge
I am not a poet, but I sometimes have inspiration to write and scribble a few words down. Nothing to share or post since I am not happy with the rhythm or rhyme I come up with. This week I decided to give it a go and stretch and challenge myself for Pixelventures challenge. The challenge was to post a holiday inspired photo and add some text in a short story (150 words or less) or poem.
We went to see some lovely holiday lights last night and the glow and sparkle drew me in and had me feel the Christmas spirit. This year not going home has left me feeling like I am missing the spirit and Christmas. I haven’t been shopping for gifts and warmer temperatures and lack of Christmas in China has left me feeling like Christmas is still a long way off. The lights last night brought the awe and wonder back and inspired me to write a few words. I hope you enjoy it.
If you want to join in follow the link to find out more. Also if you want to see more of the lights check out my earlier post here.
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Tags: Bastet's Pixelventures, blue christmas lights, China, Christmas, Holidays, photography, poem, poetry, Post a Week, Shanghai, The holiday decorations, Tourist in My Own Town