Posted by: Debra LaValley | August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

A Bit of Fun - Painting w/ Light

It is finally “cool” enough to turn off the AC and open up the apartment. I love hearing the night noises – the cars moving along the pavement and the crickets. I love crickets! There is nothing better than listening to these little shadow fiddlers. They are really fiddling tonight! It reminds me of one of my older poems (from 1983) – so I dug out the poem and it is below:

Shadow Fiddlers

voices of the stars
flickering overhead.
ventriloquists perhaps,
telling me things
beyond earthly dreams,
in songs I might understand.
A star falls
in a graceful arch.
Was it trying to reach me or
just an extinguished dream
lost between night songs.

Something black winks
across the sky.
A bat? Moth? Or a promise
from the shadows?


  1. Thank you Diane and Tim for telling me about the typo that would shame me as an English Major 🙂

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