Winter Shadow explores three of the thirteen poems from Wallace Steven’s Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. In writing the work, I imagined a person waking from a long sleep to an unrecognizable world. I imagined this person slowly remembering bits and pieces of an event which has caused the world to exist only in winter’s shadow. The person eventually realizes they are alone, save for a solitary blackbird which mysteriously watches over them. The poems are set intentionally out of order to bring out this narrative.