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Benedicite
by Kate Burnside

Sunday, February 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A revision


BENEDICITE


The Beautiful Smile:

Not testament to where we have been,
or symbol of triumphal victory;

But a sign of the vision
of where it is we are headed,
and of the Spirit that will take us there.


The sign is shared, person to person,
and many who follow its leading
know of its meaning:

It speaks a knowledge of
inner peace, reconciliation, resolution.

And, above all, a future hope.


Like sunshine through the mist,
this human rainbow -
fragmented and reflected,
shared between a myriad of faces -

Says that All Will Be Well.††


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Reviewed by Chanti Niven 2/15/2005
Like sunshine through the mist,
this human rainbow -
fragmented and reflected,
shared between a myriad of faces -

These are awe inspiring words. Kate you just have it! That magical 'it' that allows words to flow from you like a bubbling brook. Thanks special lady.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/15/2005
Yes, "all will be well". We tend to forget that all rests ultimately in His hands. You took me back to a special place with this poem...a clearing within a thick forest, almost a perfect circle, where light streamed down from the heavens. It was a sacred place, nature's cathedral, and I was at peace there. A comforting testament to faith, Kate...Thank you
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/14/2005
Kate,

Short and sweet--and so profound--thank you

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/14/2005
I loved this. People smile for many reasons, even through inner turmoil. A very insightful write.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/14/2005
Simple N Sweet
Reviewed by jude forese 2/13/2005
i like the clarity and verve of this poem ... it exemplifies the willingness to reach through the window of possibility and to arrive at the consequence of hope ...

outstanding perspective and delivery ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/13/2005
This is gorgeous, Kate and so very insightful.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/13/2005
Another gem , most beautifully written, from your wisdom pen!

etw
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/13/2005
Yes this one does indeed inspire you.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/13/2005
A beautiful creation and inspiration thank you Kate,your work is outstanding.

paul;-]]
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/13/2005
I love the human rainbow image. Nice work.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/13/2005
Que sera, sera.

Yup, peace beyond all understanding.

So true only the jews and christians will ever understand this.
Or what life really is.

Bravo Kate. (throws roses on the stage)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/13/2005
You have spoken like a true poet and covered your subject so cleverly. I believe a smile is one thing that is so under-rated. When we smile we convey so much that it is infectous and words are often not needed at all. Great write///Kate.

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