Appalachian Writers Chatter and Chitter Music

Two Shadows

My life in appalachia - I'm Backwards

In this season of lengthening shadows-I have 2 to share with you. The first is an original poem written by Chitter.

My Shadow

My shadow is small in size

Perfect in disguise

Stays close behind me

So no one will see

Day by day

And step by step

All the way

With me it walks

I love to hear

It’s footsteps

So near

Right behind me

My shadow stays

Chitter 2007

The second shadow is brought to you by way of Paul and Guitar Man. This week’s Pickin’ & Grinnin’ Spot In The Kitchen is an old Hank Thompson song I Cast A Lonesome Shadow.      

Hope you enjoyed both shadows-the poem and the outstanding pickin and grinnin!


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    November 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I love Chitter’s poem and self-portraits!

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    The Tile Lady-Marie
    November 5, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Very nice poem, Chitter! And I LOVED the song! Congrats to Christina, as well, for the give-away! I haven’t been on here in two weeks, so forgive this delay!

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    November 3, 2008 at 2:22 am

    What a lovely poem by Chitter. She is a talented young lady. I saw her name in the newspaper recently. Tell her congratulations from Glenda.
    Love the music and love your blog.

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    November 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Got the treasure box…and LOVE it! You were right- it was too small for Verity’s collectibles, so it now adorns my craft corner! Thank you so much and I’m proud to say I’m one of your acorns! 🙂

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    Fishing Guy
    October 29, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Tipper: What a neat post, Chitter has picked up some of Paps talent for sharing a story. Paul did a neat job on the song, tell him it was appreciated. Sorry for being away, my memes had me too busy.

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    October 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Wonderful, I love the poem, and the video! What a great idea! YOU had a Giveaway!!blink blink…I missed it! he he oh well next time!! Congrats to the winner!

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    October 28, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Wonderful poem Chitter and I love the shadow photos to go with it.

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    Jennifer in OR
    October 28, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Loved the poem and shadow photographs! Very talented girl you have! Blessings to you this week!

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    October 27, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    What a sweet poem~and I love the pictures, as well! I do hope that she keeps writing. I used to write poems when I was young. It is such a great way to express yourself.

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    Helen G.
    October 27, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I think Chitter is an “old soul”. Encourage her… I don’t guess it is necessary for me to say that, what with all the creatively bent folks in your family. You all are truly blessed with talent. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Razor Family Farms
    October 27, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Congratulations, Christine!
    What lovely pictures!

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    petra michelle
    October 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Afternoon Tipper! Am euphoric within a garden of music, poetry, art, photography, writing! It’s heavenly! All of it! Please tell Chitter her poem is truly well written. You mentioned she wanted to become a writer. Poetry is harder than it seems. A great job! Thank you for a wonderful post, Tipper! :))

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    October 27, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Tell Chitter to keep it up. She has a way with words.

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    Amy @ parkcitygirl
    October 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Chitter’s poem and pictures are amazing!

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    October 27, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Chitters poem is wonderful! She certainly should keep it up. She seems to have a poetic soul. Love the shadow self-portraits as well!

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    October 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Very good…so creative…thanks for this!

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    October 27, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Great poem and pictures too, Chitter.
    The round treasure box is beautiful, Tipper. You do amazing work..
    Congrats. to Christina!
    I will try and come back to load the song. I want to hear it. You know this slow dial up!!
    Have a great day Tipper.

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    Dennis Price
    October 27, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Thanks for coming by Pappy’s. I was here yesterday, but I couldn’t leave a comment. (Computers are great when they cooperate) Tell Chitter she needs to continue with her poetry. She has the knack. I enjoyed Paul’s and Guitar Man’s number too. Pappy

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    October 27, 2008 at 12:46 am

    i really like that round box with be free on it…way kool. i spent most of the weekend sewing since it was too nasty to go outside and do much. it is snowing for goodness sake!

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    October 26, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Love that poem! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Carolyn A.
    October 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Chitter wrote such a lovely poem. It perfectly grasps what a shadow is.
    Loved the song too. Paul and Guitar Man made me feel every lonely moment of it. xxoo

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    October 26, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Those poems and pictures are lovely!. Shadows have a wonderful way of being present, keeping us amused, and never contradicting!

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    Miss Cindy
    October 26, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    That poem is amazing and put together with those pictures and Paul’s great song—-well what to say A++++++ for this post!

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    October 26, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Love the poem, photos, and the song. My husband said, “Hey, they’re pretty good.” 🙂

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    Matthew Burns
    October 26, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    “This season of lengthening shadows”…I think it is obvious where Chitter gets her gift of poetry.

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    October 26, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Great poem and pictures, Chitter! Can’t wait to hear more from you.
    Loved the song Paul sang with all the minor chords.

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    October 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Beautiful poem, Chitter … and I love Paul’s song.

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    October 26, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    p.s. a HUNDRED thank you’s!!

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    October 26, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    OMG, can I just say: 10 minutes before I checked in to your blog, I was telling the hubby that baby girl still needs a treasure box of her own! Now she has a place to put all the trinkets we keep finding for her…I’m gonna blog about this one, for sure!

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    noble pig
    October 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I love that, the season of lengthening shadows! Beautiful and great poetry.

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    October 26, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations Christine. Really enjoyed the post today. Thoughtful poem and great pics. Have a great day everyone. Terry

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    Julie at Elisharose
    October 26, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Lovely. All of them.
    This weekend my son had some friend’s over who used to live down the street. When we went to go pick up the boys, their dad was sitting on the porch playing a handmade dulcimer made by his Appalachian wannabe FIL. It was beautiful. I thought of you.

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