Saturday, January 29, 2011




A shadow on the playroom floor;
I wonder what it came there for.
Stretching lazily as if to say
'Look at me! I'm here to play'.
Use me as a road for cars;
Ramps for rockets bound for Mars!
Tell me I'm a track for trains;
Or a runway for your planes.
I'm here! I'm here! Look at me! I'm great!
Play with me! I can hardly wait!'
But then some clouds rubbed the shadow out!
Oh well, they'll just do without!

Many men would like to say
That they don't small-talk the female way.
They say we gossip at this and that,
Talk inanity, having a chat.
Whereas,(this is their view), being men
They only discuss things now and again,
And, when they do, they cover ground
Which is always vital and profound.
Politics, they say's a must
So they go at it with stab and thrust.
Sport's another important item;
They chunter-on ad infinitum.
Sex is a topic that get's an airing;
Experience-swapping gets quite daring!
So there you have it, one, two, three,
The sum of men's verbosity.
Whereas we ladies, so I've heard tell,
Discuss a lot and do it well.
Gather together a female group,
Over a lunch of home-made soup,
And the conversation will surge and eddy,
Sometimes dazzling, sometimes steady,
Covering things of depth and meaning,
While, all the while, each one is gleaning
Good advice and information,
With sensitive anticipation.
World affairs, the price of cheese,
What to do should baby sneeze,
The latest title to be read,
How to make lovely home-made bread,
How to cover an antique stool,
How to help Johnny with work from school;
What we think of that young Obama;
How to make a suit of armour....
Well, maybe not that final one,
But the topic does sound rather fun!
On and on in a seamless way
We ladies small-talk our time away.
But scientists at last have found
That girl-talk makes the world go round!


Kat said...

PLAYMATE: It takes great imagination to see, what others don't see.

NOT-SO-SMALL-TALK: But scientists at last have found
That girl-talk makes the world go round

Nepotism :-))))

Sylvia K said...

Great captures and words for the day, as always, Brenda! Hope your weekend is going well!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, those clouds! They do have a nasty habit of rubbing shadows out, don't they?


If you see a shadow
And want to keep it near,
Point your trusty shooter
(Make sure the lens is clear);
Press with care the shutter,
Do not slam or sock it—
Then you’ll have a photo
To carry in your pocket!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows Dancing

Kay L. Davies said...

Shadows as playmates - a perfect idea, but oh, those pesky clouds!
And I can almost always find plenty of topics of conversation without having to resort to sports!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Emma said...

Great SS Brenda, and a wonderful poem to go with it.

Sue said...

Your poem and photo brought back a flood of memories of playing with shadows as a child. thankyou!

Gengen said...

Great post for shadow shot Sunday.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your shadow shot! And especially love your poems this week!
Have a great weekend!

Hootin Anni said...

Nothing better than a playmate in a cooled room indoors on such a hot summery day.

Mermaid Shadows

Hope you're having a super Sunday!!

Kathe W. said...

oh ho! double my pleasure here- great Sunday Shadow and poems to boot! Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I agree, girl talk does make the world go round. Beautiful....and your shadow shot too. :)

Anonymous said...

Cool shadow shot. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Jazzbumpa said...

Boys like to play with
Cars and trains - but here's a fact:
Girls like to play, too!