Poem

Shadow(s), by MwsR

In the dark lurks a shadow
It is not cordial, to say the least.
It will rob you of your peace and mind
And slowly on them it will feast.

Light does not come close to touching it
It will sneak and hide away,
It always returns,
Especially at the end of the day.

No circumstance will help you
No help you will find
When in the shadows it waits
One day or another time.

You need to come to terms with it
Deal with it in your own way
Don’t try to ignore it
It will never go away.

We all have those shadows
In real life that manifest
If left undealt with they will grow
Slowly your hope they will ingest.

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Word of the Day

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2022

gnomon

noh-mon ] SHOW IPA

noun

the raised part of a sundial that casts the shadow; a style.

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WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF GNOMON?

Gnomon “the raised part of a sundial that casts the shadow” is a borrowing by way of Latin gnōmōn from Ancient Greek gnṓmōn “interpreter, discerner.” From there, gnṓmōn is derived from the verb gignṓskein (stem gnō-) “to know, perceive, judge,” and the stem gnō- also appears in other Ancient Greek-origin terms such as agnostic (literally “without knowledge”) and diagnosis (literally “means of discernment”). Because Ancient Greek and Latin are distantly related, Latin contains numerous words related to knowledge that also feature the telltale gn- element, including cognitive (“learned”), incognito (“unknown”), ignorant (“not knowing”), and recognize (“know again”). Gnomon was first recorded in English in the 1540s.

HOW IS GNOMON USED?

The pork clock was excavated in the 1760s from the ruins of the Villa dei Papiri, a grand country house in the Roman town of Herculaneum. Early scholars were quick to realize that the unprepossessing object was a sundial, though some experts argued that it was modeled after a water jug rather than a ham …. The original clock is missing its gnomon, the part of a sundial that casts a shadow, but an 18th-century museum curator described it having one in the shape of a pig’s tail…TRACI WATSON, “ANCIENT SUNDIAL SHAPED LIKE HAM WAS ROMAN POCKET WATCH,” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, JANUARY 19, 2017

Though not exactly a clock, the Samrat Yantra—or supreme instrument—is the largest sundial in the world, measuring more than 88 feet in height. Made of marble and local stone with a gnomon that stands at 90 feet, this time-keeping attraction can tell accurate time, with just a two-second margin of error, day or night.“TRAVEL PICKS: TOP 10 CLOCKS AROUND THE WORLD,” REUTERS, APRIL 5, 2013

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My Quote

When you walk in the light, you have a shadow.
Although the shadow doesn’t define you, you still have it.
Just like a shadow,we each have something that follows us. It does not have to define us.
We can choose to stay in the “light” and learn from our shadows.
Learn. Live. Love.
MwsR

Shadow People/Poem by MwsR

 

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In a world where things seldom are as they seem,

There is a place where things are.

You can find a place where things enlighten you

Just like the one where shadow people become true.

Comical they imitate you and follow your every move.

They will dance when you dance, move when you move, and most certainly stay near you.

They see the land of dark and are not afraid to come out.

Always stealing a move when you are up and about.

They take each opportunity they can to get your attention

They see so much, it is hard to make mention.

Shadow people are among the few that like you just for who you are.

They ask no questions, tell you no lies, and like to be near.

What more could a person ask for?

They take on the forms of whatever is around.

Be careful what you show them though,

They will show it back to you

Even the excess weight  you might have and your silhouette too.

Shadow people are great for telling your secrets to

They won’t tell those to another or fuss at you.

I like this world of dark where my shadow people stay

Just don’t think I’m crazy for what I had to say.