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By The Bannister
by Daniel S. McTaggart

Monday, February 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Just some of the many things I see while passing time in the cafe.


BY THE BANNISTER

a woman voraciously reads
her newspaper

if only her mocha and biscotti
could last as long

but they will be gone
well before the last page

on the other side
a bald head leans back

setting like a crewcut sun
slipping comfortably below

a wooden horizon

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Reviewed by Charlie 3/12/2008
I like the last three lines the best, where the imagery really comes alive. And "crewcut sun"...? How brilliant is that? I like the rest too, but it's got a different flavor-- general, not specific, but it sets a great atmosphere. --Charlie
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 3/2/2008
nice imagery and poem
Reviewed by David Hightower 2/18/2008
Daniel - Enjoyed the imagery you used in this poem, as in all your poems. To me it's like reading a story and pondering a painting at the same time. A world present in a diner. - David
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 2/14/2008
This gives me Barnes & Noble memories, lol, as I worked there for 12 years! A photo of a moment in words, nice work.
Reviewed by William DeVault 2/13/2008
I like the images, old friend. Very nice.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/13/2008
A great offering...did the same thing a few days back!!'

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/11/2008
Very acute observations and tastefully expressed....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/11/2008
a very visually vivid write--well done
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/11/2008
I love the way you write - you take us there with clever, memorable lines that I wish I'd thought of, dangit! LOL Well done, Daniel, indeed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/11/2008
So hows the food in that little cafe
Sounds a place I would love to come & play
As well is it very far away...e & R



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