Shadowy Triolet

Carry On Tuesday #149“I have a little shadow”, the opening line from R.L.Stevenson’s My Shadow. And do you remember what a Triolet is?

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I have a little shadow
It goes around with me
It makes me feel too hollow
I have a little shadow
It shudders like a sparrow
longing to be free
I have a little shadow
It goes around with me.

©2012 Mariya Koleva

6 replies on “Shadowy Triolet”

  1. Whatever you do you simply can’t shake it off! Delightful

  2. keith – you are very kind! Thank you for reading!

  3. Ooo, I like the image of a shuddering sparrow, so very poetic and a great form to use with shadowing, Mary!

  4. Thanks you, Hannah! Yes, the Triolet does give this haunting feeling, doesn’t it?

  5. zongrik – thanks a lot! Yours, too.

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