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My Shadow

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"My Shadow" is a charming and whimsical poem by Robert Louis Stevenson that beautifully captures the innocence and playfulness of childhood. The narrator describes their shadow as a constant companion, mimicking their every move and always by their side. Stevenson's use of simple language and vivid imagery paints a vivid picture of the bond between the narrator and their shadow.

The poem explores themes of companionship, imagination, and the joy of being young. It reminds readers of the magic and wonder that can be found in everyday experiences, and the importance of embracing one's inner child. Stevenson's lyrical writing style and gentle tone make "My Shadow" a delightful read for readers of all ages.

Overall, "My Shadow" is a delightful and heartwarming poem that will resonate with anyone who has ever marveled at their own shadow or felt the comforting presence of a loyal friend. Stevenson's timeless words remind us to embrace our sense of wonder and cherish the simple joys of life.

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Librivox volunteers bring you 14 readings of My Shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson's famous poem concerns a child's shadow, and it's antics. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 7th, 2014.

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