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Midnight Hours

Midnight Hours

A Poem by Chris Shaw

in the wicked witching hour
every winking twinkling star
came out of its hiding place
.
as roller blind shifted position
to reveal a crystal clear expanse
of silky dark sequinned sky glow
.
miles of tiny shiny spangles
a silent seranding song from
the heavenly bodies above
.
not a wisp of cloud in sight
away from the city lights where
pollutions's veiled fog hovers
.
every single one pristine
polished to gleaming perfection
in each direction you cared to look
.
no finer sight will you see
than the glory of galaxies afar
embracing our blue planet
.

© 2020 Chris Shaw


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Star gazing on a clear night... They are so pristine, so amazing... It's a pleasure watching them twinkling. It seems they are talking to themselves and their pure joy will touch us by a heavenly wind or an unstained dew Drop. A magnificent sight shared by you here... So soothing

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Sima, thank you for that lovely review. Your thoughts are always welcomed and appreciated. Love acro.. read more



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I absolutely adore the nighttime, especially the more midnight, darker hours, and I think the way you wrote this, conveyed all the mystery and darkness beautifully. I LOVED the way you explained the stars- coming out of their hiding place is just so, so good! Each line you write is breathtaking. A silent serenading song, roller blind shifted position, not a wisp of cloud in sight, it’s all absolutely wonderful and I think one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever read on here. It captures the night perfectly, exactly how it feels and it’s so inspiring. I’ve been having writers block and I think you just chipped some of it away! Thank you for sharing. (:

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Dear Colacat, I am humbled by this lovely, encouraging review. So pleased you enjoyed this poem and .. read more
Star gazing on a clear night... They are so pristine, so amazing... It's a pleasure watching them twinkling. It seems they are talking to themselves and their pure joy will touch us by a heavenly wind or an unstained dew Drop. A magnificent sight shared by you here... So soothing

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Sima, thank you for that lovely review. Your thoughts are always welcomed and appreciated. Love acro.. read more
Awh the glory of the galaxies
in all.its splendour offers
such a magnificent view
your poetic verse takes
the reader there showing
us the bewitching midnight
hours.

Nice work

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Many thanks Fran Marie. Have always been a star gazer.

Chris
  Fran Marie

6 Months Ago

you're so
very welcome
you took me there, seeing what you saw.

no finer sight will you see
than the glory of galaxies afar
embracing our blue planet

indeed not - especially the way you describe it. i need to look up at night more often but as i get older i'm asleep for such wondrous spectacles. great stuff ... :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Ha ha. You are thinking of my dust motes poem :) I can assure you, there will be no dusting. I am mo.. read more
Pete

6 Months Ago

lol. i remember well that poem but if i'm not mistaken you mentioned it again in passing somewhere .. read more
Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

:))...............
Two nights ago I looked up to see two stars. That's it. I remember years ago looking up at night and seeing so many in the sky and now hardly anything. I miss them and I envy your visions of them.

Nicely done, Chris.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Tim. I wrote this last year when we were boating, out in the middle of the country. Fabul.. read more
A wonderful poem shared dear Chris. I work the nightshift. I leave work and the 3am stars are so beautiful. When the blue moon was here last month. I stopped and I watched the sky for a hour.
"no finer sight will you see
than the glory of galaxies afar
embracing our blue planet"
I agree with the above lines. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote


Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reading this old poem, out for an airing Coyote. I do like to let my poems breathe. Yo.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

Hello dear Chris and you are welcome.
oooh yes, i like you enjoy the wonders of our universe and a crystal clear view of the night sky is indeed a wonder to behold.
Not enough people think to look up , and what delights they are missing..

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Stella for that lovely review. Yes, I am a star gazer when ever possible. Love those twink.. read more
Beautiful words. Otherworldly almost. ♡

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit. Pleased to meet you on my page.

Chris
well done .. puts me there Christine! love those twinklers for sure ;) I took Beauregard the dog out earlier .. around 2:30 AM .. we have a waning but very bright moon .. enough to cast shadows and block out a lot of the stars .. but one just to the right of Bella Luna was shining so bright itself .. alone with the moon .. it was enough :) times when I can see the Milky Way blow me away .. like your poem .. especially inspired by Vs 2&3 ... with "...sequinned sky glow" and"...tiny shiny spangles
a silent seranding(sp) song" a thrill just to roll those words off the tongue ... really enjoyed .. i feel happy and blessed :)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Dear Mr E, so amiss of me. I have returned to this old poem of mine following a visit from Stella to.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

:) .........................
It appears as a dark, silken veil studded with diamonds to me. It looks best with silence all around and no lights anywhere around. Its a surreal, mystical experience. You described it perfectly for me, dear Chris. I'll be looking forward to watching the night sky more!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Ditzy, you are a star gazer like myself and I can tell from your descriptive response that you .. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Year Ago

I love summer nights on my terrace, dear Chris! It cools down by midnight and gets really so lovely... read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

That sounds wonderful Ditzy ........

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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