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The Offering
by Kate Burnside

Monday, April 26, 2004
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Fire is my agent
Air my element
Earth is my burial ground
and Water is my grave

I am incense -
my life is fragrance
and a prayer

In solid form
I am Topaz, Golden Corundum:
resinous, translucent,
fluoriferous

But put me to the flame
and my essential essence
is unlocked;

I am gently curling strands,
the perfumed smoke which rises
from the newly snuffed-out wick
and the scent of molten liquid wax...

Touch me now
and I shall become
as that absorbing second skin
that wraps you round

* * * *

Burn me, then,
and I am released
Crush me and I am spent

Look for me later
and I will be gone,
leaving only
airless space,
a vacuum

And the knowledge of
something missing
in your life


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Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/27/2004
And I Cupid with my little arrows, and I will use just one to strike the center of your heart, and capture all the brilliant facets of your being; placing them in the most beautiful rainbow ever known by man or the Gods. This is a wonderful poem that outshines the stars. And the rainbow created by Cupid will guide me on my journey to the Heavens; where you reside, and I will sit at your feet on a cloud and listen while you recite words of love and hope and beauty; enchanting me forever.
P.S. Your words are what dreams are made of. Bill
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/27/2004
Wow..I loved this, beautiful and strong poetry!

Reindeer
Reviewed by jude forese 4/26/2004
no doubt, the fragrance of your heart still surrounds his thoughts ...
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 4/26/2004
Great beginning and great end ...
In fact, great poem al the way thru ...
Well done!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/26/2004
I'm stunned by this use of the elements Kate!
Your ingenuity is on display in this brilliant poem!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/26/2004
Very intelligent, and kinda mysterious too.

Hope God answers your prayers, then you could show a before the after pic..lol
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/26/2004
Powerful write!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/26/2004
Wow!
If the person this is directed to, had nothing but a beautiful
tribute like this one, they would have definitely felt "something
missing," when you were gone.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/26/2004
This is lucid and beautiful Kate!
"In solid form
I am Topaz, Golden Corundum:
resinous, translucent,
fluoriferous

But put me to the flame
and my essential essence
is unlocked;

I am gently curling strands,
the perfumed smoke which rises
from the newly snuffed-out wick
and the scent of molten liquid wax"
Reviewed by A PAX 4/26/2004
very mystical.........
magical.........beaautiful!!!!!!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/26/2004
Wonderful work! I like how your weaved the words around those elements of life.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/26/2004
BRILLIANT....I love the play with different elements and the conveyance of a PROFOUND message...

Debashish

PS..consider a transpose for L3 and L4 in S1
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