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Sphinx Revisited
by Kate Burnside

Sunday, May 22, 2005
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Aw, thanx you guys! It makes me go all goosey to know that some of you share my passion for music - especially for Matchbox 20, so forgive the indulgence on a rainy UK Sunday afternoon of reposting Sphinx, which is based on their song "Push". It was actually triggered on a visit to the Egyptian Rooms at the British Museum... yep, clear as the Nile, I know!! :)) Hope your Angel's lighting up your path today. xx



SPHINX


Please don't do it -
that thing that you do
that makes me want to suck
your insides out, starting with
your voice, your breathing.

Please don't make me
fall, crashing and beating
my tiny, clenched fists against
the ever-expanding expanse
of your chest,
kneading your shoulders.

Please don't cause me
to have to drag you down,
here and now, central
in this public place
and absorb you right into me:
carry you foetal beneath my skin
seven inches deep.

We are bones fused and ignited:
yours and mine.
Pounded into such fine dust,
pollen on the wind
unable to contain life's
tumult and energy within
the frail confines of flesh.

Please don't do it;
please don't Be You.

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Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/23/2005
It's even better the second time around Kate love it.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/23/2005
We are bones fused and ignited:
yours and mine.
Pounded into such fine dust,
pollen on the wind
unable to contain life's
tumult and energy within
the frail confines of flesh.

WoW....sister angel...such a powerful write...I love the museums too....unique write from you....loved the concept and the natural flow of this profound write....love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/23/2005
And some people actualy believe that museums are dull lifeless places - you have definitely proven them wrong, Kate.
Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2005
the passionate craving in the poem would bring the Spinx to his knees, if he wasn't there already ;)
your poems are growing in intensity, passion and versatality every day, Kate ... no doubt, i've been pushed by this poem, not too many can do so without keeping my psyche from falling ...
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/22/2005
Love Matchbox 20, love all things Egyptian and love your writes even more, you UK poetry queen, you. Dawn
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/22/2005
I would love to see the "Egyptian Room" and hope to do so on my visit next year.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/22/2005
There are times when I detest the one who has managed to worm his way beneath my skin...I could just scratch myself bloody trying to get him out of there...but then things change and suddenly he is welcome again. Excellent write, Kate!
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 5/22/2005
infuriating and lovely!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/22/2005
Hmmm maybe I should go to Egypt before Australia :-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/22/2005
So sweetly painful that it makes the reader want to reach out and take the pain and caress it away in their arms. Great one Kate.
Felix
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/22/2005
Wonderful poetic depth. Matchbox 20 or Egyptian antiquity, this is a gem.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/22/2005
You have drawn from the well of antiquity and produced a sensual gem
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/22/2005
May you forever enjoy your matchbox 20 or 7 whatever
pleases most,Another ezone gem Kate!;-)
lol
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/22/2005
Well, I don't know about the group you mention, but I like this wild and gritty poem. :-)
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 5/22/2005
Kate, I had just reviewed your lasted post “Bright Lights” when suddenly, this timeless treasure popped into view right afterwards. As I mentioned in my latest review, you are indeed one of the “bright lights” here at the den, and this polished poetic pleasure ensures that for many years yet to come, that your well-crafted work shall be held and revered throughout time, my gifted friend. Thank you once again for sharing your brilliant mind and priceless works of art! Take good care and be well.
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