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At Sea
by Kate Burnside
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A re-write


I struggle to tie the strands of my being
into a fixed Reef:
a knot that will hold the coracle of my life
to a semblance of stability;
to safe harbour walls;
to a physical terra firma;
to the Rock and Shelter of my soul...

But my ropes are oiled:
A triple twine of sense, sensuality and spirit
slithers, slides and slips through my fingers,
loosening my grasp on a material world.

* * * * *

This cord cannot tether me
when the flax is greased
by the oils that stream from
my own soul's Essential Essence.

Security for me must be to slip anchor,
cast adrift;
putting my trust instead
in the safety of deep waters.

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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/20/2004
don't have the words... but something about this one just blows me away, Kate. i've got to save it and reread it again, but needless to say, your writing is sensational here. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 11/19/2004
awesome! security in deep waters is what keeps us afloat ... excellent imagery ... really like "essential essence" and
But my ropes are oiled:
A triple twine of sense, sensuality and spirit
slithers, slides and slips through my fingers,
loosening my grasp on a material world

profoundly insightful and moving poem!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 11/19/2004
Wonderful write Kate!

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 11/19/2004
This is true "HOMELAND" (heaven) security.
blessin's, this is beautiful,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/19/2004
You plundered poseidons treasure;-) outstanding work Kate!
Word usage is brilliant!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 11/19/2004
Well Done Kate, Well Done
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 11/19/2004
Oh Kate girl...this is stupendous!!!
Love the alliteration in it, too.
A great piece of work.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/19/2004

GAD i love the way you write--you don't just write poetry, you immerse the reader wholly and fully into your vision--i applaud your brilliance, your creativity and your mind...share some of that with me, would you?? seriously--this is AWESOME--BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by A PAX 11/19/2004
Beautiful images......very inspirational
trust in YOURself.......
its the best matter the environment.........pax A
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/19/2004
Profound write. Your writing has been fantastic lately! So many gems!
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 11/19/2004
oh, like a ship without a sail, yet bravely steering a course through the dark water. I like salt-air poems like this one. k
Reviewed by Janet Parker 11/19/2004
Articulate, imaginative and powerful. We try to control our own destiny, but it's never up to us anyway. The way you expressed letting go in the last stanza, gave me an enormous feeling of relief.
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 11/19/2004
Trust is letting go, indeed. I like this... meaning with alliteration and word play, triple twined.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/19/2004
Beautiful write Kate, some deep thoughts to ponder.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/19/2004
There is so much strength in this poem, Kate. Your sense of direction never falters. Your use of images to express emotions is excellent.
Take care,
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 11/19/2004
Kate, I must echo Master Poet Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU sentiments, and add this, my friend. You continue to encourage and inspire the masses with your uncanny ability to create timeless treasures. Thank you for enlightening the pages of history. Take good care and be well.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/19/2004
"At Sea" one can dive and find the aroma of perseverance. This poem is to be studied for its source of wisdom, and major art expression.

Healthy Blissful Day, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
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