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Flame
by Kate Burnside
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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FLAME


Because a candle burns
I am not in the dark, alone

You are with me, but you are not
the molten wax that singes my finger
with its burning liquid skin

And you are not the cool head
of the lily-petalled flame,
or the pink of its hot heart

As I breathe out my longing
the candle flame is snuffed

Close at last, you are
the scent of smokey strands
that permeate the darkness

Your flame making the whole room bright

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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/17/2005
OMG! This is glorious..indeed the love of the Twin Flame..what else? right?

saved this one as well..ty Kate..{{hugs}}

Vesna :)
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/11/2005
I've missed so much Kate. Please forgive me. Life has been so hectic and I've only checked the board when I've had a moment and reviewed poetry I found there. Now that I'm tracking you, I will be able to tell when you post new material. Why didn't I do this long ago? Another superb poem that literally made me draw breath with awe.
I have said this to you before but if there was ever a poet that I wish I could emulate, it would be you. Take that as a compliment.
Love and admiration
Chanti
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/8/2005
I like the simplicity in this, the images are strong. Good work!!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/8/2005
Kate,

You've learned to burn the candle at both ends - impressive; a visual treat for the eyes ... superb!!

Best to you,

Robert
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/8/2005
Because a candle burns
I am not in the dark, alone

You are with me, but you are not
the molten wax that singes my finger
with its burning liquid skin

Kate...clap clap clap...now, you are becoming very very creative my friend....you are on the way of greatness...mark my word....five years from now on everybody will know your name in the literary field cause now you are writing with much passion and vigor....you have everything with you to be a successful poet...so all the best for yur future....am cinfirmed that it will be a bright one...You are the pride of the AD...its always a joy to read your work and learn from you....love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/8/2005
such heat in such a short write!!!
felt the flames here............intense
enjoyed you
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/7/2005
Oh Oh Oh....this is so 'visually' lovely that I took several
breaths while reading, and could almost see and smell the smoke of that extinguished flame.
I love your work, Kate!
Reviewed by Janet Parker 3/7/2005
Kate, this is beautiful, mezmerizing and romantic. The images are outstanding.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/7/2005
That's quite a flame - and this is quite a poem.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/7/2005
This is awesome, Kate. I was drawn into your verses. Some people just burn into our soul, don't they?
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/7/2005
Musta had a great mothers day. Fun fun fun...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/6/2005
Kate, this is one outstanding poem ... i became one with its images ... just great ...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/6/2005
Wonderful write.
Reviewed by George Jackson 3/6/2005
Excellent write, Kate.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/6/2005
...proving once again, or maybe for the first time, that suggestive words and blatant sex (Shhhh), is not poetic erotica... THIS is where it's at, my sweetly overheated, flammable femme, Kate. YOU 'light up my life' and tons of others' as well... visions, written with grace. Sigh... lovely! katy xox
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/6/2005
Superb a metaphorical beauty
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/6/2005
lovely enchanting poem Kate, I love the metaphor and the brilliance of the flame. Superb work!

love,
eileen
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/6/2005
I think the object of our desire may be even closer in our longing, as you have emoted here Kate. As I was reading this smokey little gem, I was listening to "Fever" by Ray Charles and Natalie Cole...funny, life's little coincidences! Don't you just love the smell of snuffed candles,heavy with musk? Love the analogy...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/6/2005
The flame of love, of passion and of need can burn wildly or flicker and fade out if the wind blows too high. Nice write and lovely thoughts Kate.

May your poetic flame never be extinguished.

Felix
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/6/2005
Kate,

Your words illuminate the forgotten territories of the soul--JAYS this is gorgeous! Beautiful illustrative piece--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)



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