Words Are Shadows

Words Are Shadows


I climbed atop a mountain,
I wish that you were there.
A shadow of the thing itself,
Is all I have to share.


My words are only shadows,
They're shadows of a time.
They're shadows not the thing itself,
That mountain you must climb.


- ThemanwithNoHead

Author's Notes/Comments: 

On the primacy of experience.

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tallsquirrelgirl's picture


and I think very relatable on the fact that words can never describe something as well as we want them to...

nicely written and I hope to see more of you soon!

*tallsquirrelgirl* she feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS ~henry james

allets's picture

"Not the thing...

but the thing itself..." is the way Wallace Stevens approaches words as symbols and symbols as existence. Cool write ~a~