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Night Visitor
by Susan Wingate

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Night Visitor came to me one night when our Westie (the white dog) barked at something outside in the woods...

 


A night visitor stalked secretly outside my door


            Then slinked ‘round the house


                        With his back to the wall


                                    And made a white dog bark.


 


He puffed on Marlboro cigarettes.


            Peppery smoke twirled and vanished into air.


He tasted whiskey on his breath


                                    And his heart pounded when he squashed a butt under his boot.


 


Where the night visitor lurked,


            A gauzy mist draped the sky


With the moon and stars hanging within


                                    The night visitor didn’t notice he wanted blood not mood.


 


As is his nature, he wept as he crept –


            To a window before peering in.


                        With a hankering to eye bodies entwined


                                    Rapt in hope, in ache, who knows?


 


But when he looked he saw only a fire burgeoning inside –


            Echoing a warm glow reflecting onto a billowy chair –


                        Pooling over, flowing up a wall


On a tide of warmth.


 


From the fire (it seems) the visitor of the night was reborn!


            For I found him asleep in the cold,


Slumped in a heap holding in his arms


            A single star and the moon.


 


I set out for my caller


            A crumpet and jam


                        And steeped peppermint tea


To warm his frosted beard.


 


Then by noon


When I brought him sardines and port –


                        Against the wall, were the moon and star cordially in his place,


            And a mere memory of my visitor and his night visitor face.

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Reviewed by John Domino 12/31/2008
I like the format. I felt as if I was walking down a flight of stairs. Very well done!
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/13/2008
Just such a unique write. A night visitor analyzed out of sight. You kept us informed and interested all through it. Delay not your night visitor, for his nocturnal visits shed some light,
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 6/6/2008
Susan, I read your poem, "Night Visitor" I enjoyed reading it. Interesting style. I like that 'stalking' look and feel of this poem.
Well done. Please feel free to visit my site at www.freewebs.com/kendoo or here in the "Den"
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/25/2008
wow..rather unique I must say..a smattering of this and that yet your very own..Love it!

saved this one..thank you Susan..
Blessings,

vesna :)
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/29/2008
Susan,

Very creative piece. Reminded me a little of the Limerick,"luring a little bird close with a crust of bread" only this one has a better ending. You write very well and your imagery is excellent. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 1/29/2008
There is a sort of Alice In wonderland flavor to your verses. You create an enchanting picture of a Tomcat smoking a cigarette while on one of his nocturnal journeys. Enjoyed



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