On such a day, when the winter sun
Casts my shadow upon yonder wall,
It is difficult to recall
This will, one day, be done.
In future, will some other one, sitting here and seeing their shadow fall
Upon this self-same wall,
Know that they may not forestall
Where dancing shadows are forever lost from sight.
(Written on 3 December 2016, while sitting in my study).
(Note: “Shadows” can be found in my latest collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind”, which is available from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG and from Moyhill Publishing, http://moyhill.com/clock/).