The Rhythm of Shadows

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.

Published by mrteague

Teague McKamey lives in Washington state with his wife and two children. Teague’s poetry has appeared in several journals and in self-published books. He blogs at and In all areas of life, Teague desires that Christ may be magnified in his body (Php. 1:20).

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