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Midnitesun
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0 posted 06-02-2004 01:22 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Midnitesun


When the scorching heat of the day
burns well beyond the outer shell,
and buries itself deeply into my thin skin,
I dream of the comforting coolness that resides
within the hidden shelter of a solitary midnight.
Stellar constellations offer some consolation,
a prize I find myself receiving again
while waiting for the grand prize.
Passionate nights go unattended,
but not for lack of opportunity.
The tides understand, with their give-and-take
attitude; the full moon reassures me it will be
a blessing in disguise to stand alone on the shores.
I am not convinced, but acquiesce.
Cicadas sing while bullfrogs croak a rowdy note
in the marshes and swamplands.
All manner of creatures proclaim
the Earth is their domain,
yet only one claims to know the Creator.
I am not that creature.
And when day is done and the songs are all sung,
who turns off the skylights?
© Copyright 2004 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 06-02-2004 07:57 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

The tides understand, with their give-and-take
attitude; the full moon reassures me it will be
a blessing in disguise to stand alone on the shores.
I am not convinced, but acquiesce.
=============================

I do so love the way your mind works Kacy girl....
love the imagery in this gem of pen

who turns them off???


Mother Nature of course...shes always the last one up...
you know--turning on the stars--polishing the moon--setting the alarm for the sun to come up...a womans work is never done you know. *L*  
Susan Caldwell
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2 posted 06-02-2004 09:11 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Thoughts put very well into words.

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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3 posted 06-02-2004 08:02 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Kacy,
You bring a smile to my face, always. And JM may be right, but more than once I thought I was the last one up!

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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4 posted 06-02-2004 08:04 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kacy~

'Passionate nights go unattended,
but not for lack of opportunity.
The tides understand, with their give-and-take
attitude; the full moon reassures me it will be
a blessing in disguise to stand alone on the shores.'


How very, very beautiful are these thoughts~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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5 posted 06-03-2004 09:26 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Good morning, dear passionate friends.
Thank you for sitting a sunset with me.
We went to the coast yesterday, and watched a beautiful sunset after cruising back and forth between Lincoln City and Seaside, Oregon, and spending a short time at four different beaches. It was my daughter's first time on the Oregon coast, and she took over 100 digital photos. It's a good thing they are digital, as I can't imagine the developing/print costs with regular film. Of course, the camera itself cost about ten times the amount of a good film camera. LOL, but in the long run, it might cost less. I'm hoping she will allow me to share/post some of her artistic interpretations here soon.
Thanks for helping to turn off the skylights 'round midnite, Larry.
  
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6 posted 06-04-2004 12:38 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Um.. I do..?

this makes me think, and I already think a whole bunch anyway, so this actually gives me a direction. Who DOES turn off the skylights? And how?....

wonderful.
young_blood
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7 posted 06-04-2004 03:21 PM       View Profile for young_blood   Email young_blood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for young_blood

well done. the imagery was excellent in this. word choice was pretty good, although it seemed redundant at times. good write though, i enjoyed it alot.

-alex
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8 posted 06-04-2004 04:37 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Allysa, thanks for you reply! LOL, I know you always reach for those lights.

and Mr Young? thanks for your comment. It is true, my word choice is a bit...dull at times. LOL, but some days, I am just happy to be here and have ANY words come to my mind at whatever pace I can muster. Ypu will understand this comment more clearer when you are over 50 and have arthritis and allergies bugging you every day.
BTW, I have been reading your stuff, you have a very interesting, active mind.
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9 posted 06-06-2004 06:06 PM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fractal007

I have read a good deal of your pieces, MidnightSun, but this is probably the best.  Your descriptions are excellent and your painting of an outdoors person's kind of midnight is exquisite.  This piece is beautifully written and the hint of religious or at least metaphysical language is cleverly woven in.  This certainly goes into my library.

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10 posted 06-07-2004 12:31 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I am afraid to say that I am not familiar with your work, but after reading this rest assured that I shall be catching up with your wonderful writing.

Andrew
 
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