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Into The Gloom
by Daniel S. McTaggart
Monday, July 30, 2007
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Wrote this while sitting in a place called The Coffee Cabin in downtown Cobleskill, New York. A nice community nestled in the Schoharie River Valley. Their Sunshine Fair (from August 7-12 this year) is not to be missed. Maybe I'll see someone there?

Sunlight does not reach where I sit
Hovering around the door and windows
Afraid to step too far into the gloom

A droopy, tan luminescence
Barely brighter than sunset
No matter what time of day

Louie Armstrong blares from a loudspeaker
One of my chair's feet is missing a shoe
I rock to hoarse velvet rhythm in the air

The wind tips over a garbage bag across the street
Three girls talk over coffee across the room
One I can see through the fishtank

Two are obscured by a pillar, one partially
Her blond curls bobbing across her shoulders
With every casually uttered curse word

A red pick-up stops in traffic outside
The driver yawns, stretching his elbows
Rubbing underneath his sunglasses



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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
A stunning Cafe write, I'd love to be at one those gatherings,
with my heels off, and a smile on my face, a pad in my hand
and a night of smooth talking women and men!
Love your flow!
Much love and Warmer hugs, Warrior Goddess Purple Sheeeoox

STay POsitive! Happy and STrong! Write On! WE need to hear from ya'
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Very nicely written, Holly
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
BRILLIANT evocation here, Daniel... almost Suzanne Vega-like. Could really see, feel and BE THERE! Very subtle atmosphere yet so striking with the strong sense of dark and light and all shades in between.

A droopy, tan luminescence
Barely brighter than sunset
No matter what time of day

... this is excellent. I could really picture it. Sadly, no... I for one won't be there at this great sounding Fair... :)) Love Kate xx
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
very talented fellow..wow!!


Vesna:)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Buy me a plane ticket and i will be there.....lol!!

Excellent offering....thanks for sharing my friend!!

Good to read you again!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
a rustic feel to this as the realism is well done
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Thats me in the pickup, but you must be color blind as the truck was silver...e
Reviewed by Butch Howard
Good local color and observations in this snipet of a day in the life at the Coffee Cabin. I like the way you express your observations. Nice piece!
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
I read 'Louie Armstrong' and you immediately have my attention.. I will be enjoying more of your poetry I do believe. I like your style.

Myrna
Reviewed by Jennave Coz
Wonderful images,A pleasant trip.Thanks for taking me along.Jen
Reviewed by William DeVault
As always, a remarkable image and evocation from a poet of the first water.
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