Shadow Drawings

Contributed by Yvonne Moss

Drawing the shadows from the patio furniture
By the gazebo,
They change
As with the time of day.
I create a picture by just drawing the shadows;
They migrate across the furnishings,
Moving with the sun.
They have a life of their own.
When day is done, they meld into darkness;
I miss them.
When it rains,
Hopefully they'll reappear the following day.
Sometimes the day makes no difference,
Just the time
And the place
Where the sunlight strikes.
I've made several drawings with marker and pencil;
Lines of mesh
From the metal tabletop and chair seats
Combine with vine-like patterns on chair backs to
Create their own design as they change
With the day
That reflect,
In my mind, joy.