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Midnight Shift
by Daniel S. McTaggart

Saturday, December 25, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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when there is no noise
at midnight, there is no breakwater

against the expansion
of the senses. nothing to stop us

from seeing sounds we miss
during the day. darkness tells us

trees do not fight the wind,
but welcome it. bending

to the tips of invisible fingers.
strumming ancient instruments.

each tree may be a different tune,
but there is something

more to the clatter of leaves
clapping in the breeze.

as if a message were being
passed along. a language

only the most delicate of attentions
could ever unwittingly discern.

something we cannot spell with
our clumsy tongues, but enough

to shift our senses
to the swing of a branch and say

"that was no mere bob in the wind.
that was a word."

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Reviewed by Tova Gabrielle 4/15/2005
holy shit! this is fantastic writing. i mean, how do you do that, portray the spirit of trees at night and of night at night? this is really a discovery, your writing. i love it. from the start, surprisingly crisp, original and pure. great stuff!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 12/28/2004
absolutely!!!!
enjoyed this
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 12/26/2004
Now Poet this is good! There is something about a full moon and midnight. Seems like nature has a way of it's own, however subtle or not so subtle.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/26/2004
Daniel {so good to know your name. I promise not to cast a love spell with it. ;-) }, this is a true poem, a genuine work of art. I must save it.
Nordette
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 12/26/2004
My sweet DannyMac... I understand this exactly, for you've penned my thoughts when it snows, as well as when it's dark. Sigh... sometimes, I wonder if you've climbed into my head and brought your paper and pen with you.

What I can't and wouldn't attempt to claim, is HOW you bring it to life. Oh, yes, your poems live and breathe... they sing to me. I happily repeat myself here: There is no one who writes like you... and no one whose poetry has the affect on me that yours does. My hat and my heart are eternally tipped to your gifts. love, katydid xox.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/26/2004
Marvelous midnight thoughts, Mountain Poet.
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 12/26/2004
Dear Danny,

You so vividly express feelings, emotions, beauty of silence and the joy of night. Beautiful poetry Danny, glad to see you more active ;) Thank you for sharing this delighful poem. Take care and God bless.

Warm hugs dear friend.
Elga
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 12/26/2004
Beautiful, felt this one in my heart, lovely and so true, excellent poetry!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/25/2004
an exceptional write....love the flow
Happy Holidays
Carole
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/25/2004
I love the way you capture the mingling of elements...wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 12/25/2004
daniel,

faery folk and lore or lure

lovely,

d.
Reviewed by William DeVault 12/25/2004
Nicely done...I would encourage you to explore this form and flow so much more, there is a lot to be done with it, and you ahve the talent and intellect to do so.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/25/2004
Wonderfully expressed. There is so much wisdom in the "still small voice" of what surrounds us in silence and solitude. Thank you for sharing this offering, Daniel. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/25/2004
Well penned Daniel!!

Merry Christmas!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/25/2004
No lack of words with you, MP...Have a Happy Holiday...Ed & Rufuz



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