shade depends on light

i  was dreading the thought of telling you

afraid of your reaction

but upon my doing so

you laughed warmly

held me more snuggly than ever

made it all out to be trivial

in a good way

the same as before and always


good times, trying times

i’m thankful for all

ink eats away the lost time

replaces it with light



pages may have shrunk

but i assure you

i can always

find the story

nestled in the corner

like tangle-free silk threads

suspended in time



by mary ann blinkhorn

For Three Word Wednesday

words:  tangle, feel, shade



31 thoughts on “shade depends on light

  1. Poetry and Musings says:

    lovely words!!

  2. PoetJanstie says:

    This is quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

  3. abdulbencamel says:

    the hem and hum of this hymn skirts a multi story song with higher legs to come

  4. Jae Rose says:

    ‘ink eats away the lost time’ – fabulous..jae

  5. A very cool poem! Love the line “ink eats away the lost time” – very poetic –

  6. oldegg says:

    The title is stunning and is so well backed up by the words. Bravo!

  7. Deborah Avila says:

    I can feel your reaching upward and wanting to be heard, read, understood! Powerful !

  8. JRJ2015 says:

    OH! I LOVE this

  9. JRJ2015 says:

    Reblogged this on IAmOneWeAreThree and commented:

  10. ManicDdaily says:

    Very lovely poem – I too like the ink eating away at time. k.

  11. pennycoho says:

    I agree with your other commenters. Lovely lovely poem. I enjoyed the read. And the title adds so much. A nice touch.

  12. like tangle-free silk threads

    suspended in time

    My favorite part of poetry is finding original and creative similes and metaphors such as this.

  13. icastel says:

    Touching 🙂 I like it.

  14. laurie27wsmith says:

    Beautiful, I like that style of poetry, the flowing of words not necessarily rhyming but leading you somewhere.

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