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Inner Smile
by Kate Burnside
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Walking on the still-wet sand,
ribbed and ridged
from pound and pull
of foaming tides -

Like roof of mouth
explored by tongue,

grooves of moist cavern
that draw you in
with secret smile;

that cleave to bone
with grit of teeth;

that hold and won't let go...

A tiny wave nibbled
the bare toe I offered;
suckled like newborn
at the breast;

I laughed



the Inner Smile.

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Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Dear Kate,
I'm in awe of your originality. The comparison between the ridges of the sand and the roof of ones mouth is a touch of genius. You've got a lot of people smiling here, incuding me. My smile is filled with admiration. You truly are gifted precious lady.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Poetess magnifique! Poetic excellence abounds in "Inner Smile!"" Loved this and all your poetry!!


Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu
This one is a stunner! I can feel every word of it.

Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci

This is a very beautiful and sensual write! You have
captured the inner world magically!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
When there is a glow within
it can't help but show without.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Helen Downey
Well written with great choice of words and imagery. I love walking along the sea shore with all that it has to offer.
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations
Oh, this is amazing, exceptional poetry! Absolutely love the tiny wave image. Thank you, Kate.
Reviewed by jude forese
Kate, this is an exceptional atmospheric poem smiling from within its own wonderful lucidity ...
Reviewed by A PAX
this just got kind of line

Like roof of mouth
explored by tongue,

such a private location, and unplanned movement......just like your sea :)
Intelligent and witty Kate..........and so YOU
pax A :)

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
your inner smile gave me a great, big outer one... wonderful
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Lovely, lovely, lovely, Kate. It is that inner smile that seems to be our best friend sometimes; never an argument, just total and complete understanding.
Take care,
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Exquisite rendering Kate, you sure have learned to
keep it lean and lucid,a masterful trait, very few
can accomplish and maintain their own style;-)

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

There you go, taking us on magical journeys with the beautiful currents of your words...this is absolutely gorgeous! I have a big smile on my face right now--and I thank you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll
How many times I have felt that sensation while walking on the beach with my wife, Florence. Elegant poem
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Simply Beautiful, I have a very big inner grin now...

A tiny wave nibbled
the bare toe I offered,
suckled like newborn
at the brest;

love it! Oh I play a mean guitar by the way, never mind air guitar, been in three bands...'let me see that dandruff' (makes horns with hand rocks until green in face lol)

Paul;-] Head going ten-to-the-dozen
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