Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Have A Little Shadow

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 goes 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 behind 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.

I Have a Little Shadow

Robert Louis Stevenson

A Child's Garden of Verses Photobucket


Garret said...

Cute but I kept trying to put it to music.

Mrs4444 said...

I've always liked that poem, but you rocked it with the pics. Super sweet.

Katherine said...

Perfect pictures for the poem. He is so cute looking at his shadow.

Liz Mays said...

I have that very book and I love it and the poem and your photos!

Anonymous said...

I was trying to think of why I knew that poem. Of course, I had that book as a child. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Loved this so much. Perfect post.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! So creative to put these pics to that poem!