When shadows flutter

When shadows flutter on my window
Like small birds imprisoned inside of me
That cannot fly away
When the world closes in
And seems so alienated...
Just stand still
Close your eyes
Let life in
It will come and fetch you
When you're ready
To see the light again
And let the soul shine through.


  1. Zauberhaft und wunderschön liebe Sandra...

    Herzlichst, Hans-Peter

  2. Moving words, Sandra. It's easy to see how those delicate shadows grabbed your attention and fired your imagination. The soft warmth of your portrait is also lovely, with the candlelight adding a touch of mystery.

    Have a wonderful weekend. By the way, it's a treat to be one of the first to comment rather than my usual late visit. :)

  3. Ver nice these words and picture..... compliments Sandra.

    Wish you a lovely weekend.

    Warm greetings, Joop

  4. Beautiful words and images. The self-portrait with the candlelight is simply beautiful.

  5. Oh, that is such a lovely portrait illuminated by gorgeous soft candlelight...love the catchlights in your eyes...and the shadows on the window are divine, like an abstract.Love your words, especially: "Let life in, it will come and fetch you" So true!

  6. You take very creative and lovely photos. Hugs Judy

  7. I didn't know you had a baby sister.....stunning picture Sandra
    Wishing you a fabulous weekend hugs xx

  8. Wonderful poem ..and pics. The young girl on the last pic is lovely :-)

  9. Beautiful thoughts and portrait, Sandra, and you know I love the shadows too.

  10. Very tender and lovely portrait and words Sandra, thank you from my heart!

  11. The leaf shadows on the window and the shadows of the candle flickering on the face - a beautiful way of showing that life comes to fetch you. I love the portrait - very soft and dreamy. Is it you without the specs? It's hard for me to tell.

  12. You are such an artist! Such lovely words and images! And what a gorgeous selfie!

  13. I agree with everyone else - but especially Susan Licht above.

    Sarn xxx

  14. Beautiful words, Sandra, and I love the self-portrait.

  15. Oh Sandra - lovely words but what a BEAUTIFUL picture - very special. Happy Sunday.
    Mary x

  16. That is a fabulous image! Who'd have thought a simple window blind could become so magical!

  17. I love how you weave your thoughts and images together, Sandra. Beautifully done! Your portrait, with the warm candle light, is lovely.

  18. Great post! Your poems and photos always work so nicely together! I love your soft self-portrait! Hope all is well!
    Kate :}

  19. absolutely beautiful, in word and image!

  20. Sandra ~ words become poetry in your hands! Your first image, beautiful seeing of extraordinary everyday beauty! The diagonal natural forms against the verticals prove a striking contrast and I love the delicate leaf shapes. The candle light selfie is really gorgeous! The color and soft gentle form draw one in. You'll have to tell me the technical side of this piece.
    Hoping to write this weekend....no internet at the moment. Writing this from McDonalds :(