Poets United, Wonder Wednesday #02 – Weird

Image Credit: Poets United


I see it –

face in shop windows,

shadow dim,


questioning my sanity

wishing to see more

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Shadows Dancing, Poetic Blooms

Poetic Blooms #48 – What’s in the Shadows?

Shadowy reflections of once-crazy dancers –
That’s what we are
As we pass by each other
Neither seeing, nor remembering
Our true selves reflected in the window –
More true than
The hollow shapes
Dissocializing and

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image from Poetic Blooms

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?


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

a white shadow that will not go away

The Sunday Wordle #46:

The white shadow returned
Hungrier than ever
Craving for
The pretty fullness
Of the youngest daughter.

The daughter, though,
Prefers to stay in the metal
Box of her mom’s kitchen
And admonish her woolly doll
For the mess she made
Rather unaware of the coatless
Stalker before the door.

Which will not go away.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva