Penumbra – Quadrille Monday


Shadow me dark,

shade my soul,

ombré is my colour,

encompass me, whole.

Unfurl your umbrella,

turn my day into deep night,

elongate my torso,

protect me from the light.

Pull my shadow outwards,

take my spirit



Enlighten me.

I beg you.


It’s Quadrille Monday over on dVerse, where this week we are asked to write a poem of exactly 44 words, using the word ‘shadow’.

Please do take part, or, if you’d prefer, just head on over to read all the other entries. Enjoy!

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Shadow


when the shadow leaves

I feel light, but cast adrift –

my roots are severed


constant company

you are, shadow companion

remain at my feet


Here’s my entry into this week’s Haiku Challenge from our lovely Francophile, TJ, where this week’s prompt is ‘shadow’. He invite us to be inspired by either the word, or the image he has provided, or both!

Why not join in, or just read if you’re feeling shy?