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My Shadow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

June 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mouk Around the World






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May 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mirrors of Time

May 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mexican Hat Dance

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May 5, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

maggie and milly and molly and may

by E. E. Cummings

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

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April 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Man Moon Newfie

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March: Sowing the field

Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures
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In the background is the Château de Lusignan, a residence of Jean de Berry.

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March 1, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

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