Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SHADOW LAND, by PEARL LENORE POLLARD CURRAN

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THE SHADOW LAND, by                    
First Line: Sunlight dancing, and the earth
Last Line: May not be finished.
Alternate Author Name(s): Worth, Patience
Subject(s): Shadows; Sun

Sunlight dancing, and the Earth
Is stalked of shadows.
Night hangs, and the shadows
Possess Earth.
Yet at morning, where go the old shadows?
And at evening where do the new ones tarry?
Oh, ye hosts of shadows,
Where thy land?

Sunlight cometh, and man
Stalketh the Earth, and at eve
He lieth down amid the shadows,
Fellowing with them. He waketh
Unto new light, but wearieth
For the shadows.
Oh, shadows, where is thy land?

You shadow, you were the shade
Of a leaf, and the leaf is gone.
Even so are you.
Man hath gone, and his shadow
Accompanied him.
Where to?

Man was; even so the leaf
And the shadows; then they
May not be finished.

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