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Society Of Poets
by Kate Burnside
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Words are like sifted shingle
surf-tossed on the shoreline;
the waves of life wash over them
and they are honed, scattered

Your words to me
are like the moon:
my vast inner seas are
shaken and stirred
by the pull of her tides
ebbing and flowing
affecting my moods

Your words to me
are like an ever-floating bubble:
elusive and sinuous
it's dancing colours vibrating
against the strings of my soul
taking me along with it

But when I look for you
within these globes
you are gone -
my own distorted features are
the only reflections that I see
bouncing off their surfaces

Written words are all we have,
our society of poets;
there is no voice to decipher
at the end of a phone
no face to read
no body language present:
just dancing ink on fresh canvas
and no other clues to meaning

But I want always our words
to incite and inflame
the thoughts and inspiration
each of another
searching out together
all of life's hidden secrets

Like burning coals which
forge the weapons that
sharpen the images of the mind;
never to dull or grow cold
or become the dusty ash -

The Cinders which yet awaits
The Charming One to come
and Reveal All:

For the truth is here
within our grasp
just waiting to be discovered

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/10/2004
(((kate)))

powerful, image laden write--sharp and precise

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/10/2004
But I want always our words
to incite and inflame
the thoughts and inspiration
each of another
searching out together
all of life's hidden secrets


Wonderful desires. I agree.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/10/2004
Kate, can words alone do it all? For me, I at least need her voice on the other end of the phone for my imagination to run wild, and a picture would help, even if it be an old one. My expressive word power is not as vibrant or as alive as yours. What power you exhibit!. Bill Happy Easter
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2004
wonderful poetry, kate!

(((HUGS))) and love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 4/9/2004
A lovely well done write here Kate, we all need words sometime or other, some more than most, well done, take care...Mark x
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 4/8/2004
The words can inflame and emotions can spur us on toward discovery.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/8/2004
No one can hide their real selves behind poetry, superbly written..
Reviewed by A PAX 4/8/2004
this is so strong.......true.........and intelligent.......well done!


But I want always our words
to incite and inflame
the thoughts and inspiration
each of another
searching out together
all of life's hidden secrets

Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 4/8/2004
great, great poem.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 4/8/2004
Oh I want to swim in this sea of poetry, I want to surf and be caught in this fisherwomen's net, she of the silver words. yes! good poem!

joe
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/8/2004
A lovely description of poetry, it's penning, and it's meaning,
as well as how it affects not only poet peers, but those of the
reader world.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 4/8/2004
Indeed. And I have not lately seen a better interpretation of what poetry is. You've captured the heart of it here.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/8/2004
Absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/8/2004
Kate this is awesome writing...words are all
we have but they come from deep emotions..
a writer must feel the poem first and then the
words come.."just waiting to be discovered"
Yes...Bravo to you...it's just what I feel and
what most every writer feels...great descriptive
writing....floria
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/8/2004
This is so ambient of a poets world.
"Your words to me
are like the moon:
my vast inner seas are
shaken and stirred
by the pull of her tides
ebbing and flowing
affecting my moods "

Beautiful!

Reviewed by john zimmerman 4/8/2004
Kate,
This is a beautiful and lyrical reflection upon the poetic process and collective.

Good write

john+
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/8/2004
Words of poets are expression of their souls. Good write Kate!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
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