Today, I set up the Kindle version of my third book, Shadow and Memory. As I’ve mentioned, I’m hoping to self-publish it this month or next. A proof of the paperback will arrive this week so that I can make a last check for errors. I am in the home stretch!
When putting together a new book of poems, I typically look at titles of poems that will be in the book, and use one I like for the book title. When selecting the title for my third book, the poem below was a contender. I guess either way, the word “shadow” was going to be in the title.
The Rhythm of Shadows Shadows sprawl lightly across yards and streets. They won’t get up ‘til noon and they’ll lie down again, by and by, before I’m home from work where I often find myself looking at clock hands and contemplating the rhythm of shadows at once moving and still, trailing the sun’s slow, wind-milling rays.