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Shadow By The Door

by Nuggehalli Pankaja
(Bangalore)



I saw the shadow
By the door;
Opening the door,
Saw none,
But,
The shadow,
It was still there,
Longer,larger—now.

Close it came,
Closer and closer,
Till my shadow
Frightened,
Vanished,
Leaving me alone
alone to follow
The shadow-
That shadow
Growing longer and longer,
Larger and larger. . larger

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May 15, 2013
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Very other-worldly
by: Indrani Talukdar

I agree with Geetashree's comment. The whole experience appears super/supra natural at first. But then, reading it again, one gets the feeling of how women are treated in society. Very good!

May 15, 2013
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by: nuggehallipankaja

I had nothing in my mind when I wrote it; I seemed to see a shadow, (Maybe hallucination?)and the poem followed the shadow. You have analyzed it well, and
made me aware.That is typical of you! That is why I look forward to your comments.

May 15, 2013
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Well some moments!
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

On the surface the poem denotes an experience supra-natural. However, a larger shadow engulfing a smaller, weaker shadow can also have different interpretations. Truly a verse activating a cavalcade of visuals!

May 13, 2013
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Scary!!
by: Brinda Subramanian

Eerie indeed !!!

May 03, 2013
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by: nuggehallipank

I had that weird experience durng my illness.

May 02, 2013
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eerie
by: vimala ramu

With your economy of words you have managed to create an eerie atmosphere. Good.

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