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Mist has eaten most of midnight
laying as if leaden by a large meal
below the level of morning's shelf

Like a sleepless snake it shifts
from a digestion of activities
belching the sounds of an idle town

Limping like lazy smoke
barely outracing the rising sun
before the next night is served

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Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 7/19/2004
Dear MP,

WOW -First words that popped out of my mouth.
This is one powerful write!!!
But I'm just learning lol :)

hugs and love
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 5/7/2004
oh wow - what is there to be said about perfection. (publish it)
Reviewed by April Pittman 4/14/2004
I can't read anymore of this stuff. If I do I may never have the cajones to write in my comparibly simplistic and moronic manner again.

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 4/2/2004
And in my town, this says "There's never anything to do!" (Which is why I travel a lot--especially love the mountains and river towns where others say "there's nothing to do.) LOL

cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/1/2004
Great word combos
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 3/30/2004
Outstanding write... Im with the rest on this one.. envy!
Reviewed by J Blue (Reader) 3/30/2004
Nice, calm poem. Reminds me more of Snyder than Simic.
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 3/30/2004
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/30/2004
I love the metaphoric phrase...BRILLIANT layering in this poem, Dannyboy!
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 3/30/2004
I shall remember this as I gaze out tonight at dusk, when the mist hangs low above the fields behind me........hope it doesnt belch though......
Its already been said many times, how outstanding this is, instead I have a sound effect and I am going to use it.........mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/30/2004
I simply have to mimic Robert Jude's words about
this marvelous work of art!
He said it well...just as you have.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/29/2004
superb metaphor and imagery!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/29/2004
Wow!! This is outstanding~~

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Graham Donnachaidh 3/29/2004
I can see it all....
from a high place....wonderful imagery..
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/29/2004
(((mountain poet)))

WOW--incredible imagery and gorgeous poetry! enjoyed, enjoyed VERY much

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/29/2004
Yes outstanding metaphors..and gorgeous poetry..
well done Mountain Poet...floria
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/29/2004
Dittos Katy with reservation. The reservation comes from my complete inability to master the damnable naunaces it takes to put out such a whispy, lingering poem such as this little masterpiece. Envy. Think it is called envy.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/29/2004
What an utterly beautiful patchwork of metaphors... MP! I have come to realize that when I read you, some piece of me is awakened to places I've not been and wish to visit again and again... the word "tutorial" is stiff and academic, but you surely do bring to this reader defining moments in poetry. This is my favorite so far and that's saying a LOT! I'm keeping it in my library but also in my head. Great piece! katy xox.
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