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by Kate Burnside
Friday, December 09, 2005
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Oblivious to the careful eye,
the moulded, calloused hands
that formed the lines,
created the chinks one by one,
stone on lichen-covered stone:

the wall, at last, has fallen;
gravity dismantling
time and place.

Each random rock face
is upturned, stares unfettered
into measureless sky;

these stones prepared
to shed their moss
and roll into unbounded future
without expectation or design.

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Reviewed by Aberjhani 12/11/2005
A fine balance of precise imagery and implied knowing. The symbolism of/for strong endurance and the wise surrender to the inevitability of change go well together. But then You wrote this, so they would wouldn't they:-)Enjoyed it tremendously.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar 12/11/2005
Life has both the ephemeral and everlasting elements. To cherish, live and relive them needs an eye for details, pen for suffocating heights and a will to look beyond. A very thought provoking poem. I wonder why you used emdash and colon for similar purpose!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/10/2005
This seems to me powerfully symbolic and most meaningful, Kate. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Kevin Hart 12/10/2005
The beauty of rocks growing so well written. A terrific piece.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/10/2005
Wonderful! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 12/10/2005
rolling stones... there's something so alive and liberating here. the movement, the breaking out of a locked box and being propelled naturally toward what is to be, is something phenomenal. you've made me want to FEEL it in my own life! "Parameters" is a great poem, Kate. thanks for this one, Dawn
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/10/2005
I get the images of Check point charlie being felled, and quantum thoughts.
Buy the last stanza really makes the poem enigmatic...
Reviewed by jude forese 12/9/2005
life is empowered by random moments, formed by purpose then redirected into the impetus of design and movement ... excellent poem, Kate ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/9/2005
Always a joy to read your work.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/9/2005
Some things just are what they are even though change is inevitable. It is interesting that you used rocks in this piece instead of say... something flexible like willow. You have picked something that is inflexible to remind us that even the most unyielding of situations, eventually change. There is a lot of hope for rebirth in this wonderful poem, Kate. I hope you are doing well. I still keep you in my prayers.
Take care,
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 12/9/2005
Freedom at last! What a creative escape. Very nice.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/9/2005
The insight in your poem is splendid! When that which was contained in a set pattern is torn down, there can be new hope for its future, having no set design in mind is wonderfully freeing...

Reviewed by Paul Williams 12/9/2005
Superb imagery Kate, kind of reminds me of when I was a Ranger with the Countryside Unit. Where I learnt the art of Dry-stone-walling and Hedge-laying amongst other things. Looks like I'd end up rebuilding this particular wall Lol(force of habit)...I wouldn't dare. Art this good deserves to be left for all to see.

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/9/2005
It seems as the wall is down but the stones have designs of their own. Your use of alliteration is super. Good work, though I know to expect it from you. :-)

Reviewed by George Carroll 12/9/2005
Almost reminds me of the Berlin Wall that fell but anything that represents a stumbling block could fit this pensive write.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/9/2005
This a wonderful image of freedom that will always comes with time, as all walls are mastered by the mason so is gravity able with time and nature able to dismnatle and erode the mortar that kept it trapped in place. This can compare with the reality of life so well my sweet Kate and you always leave us thinking and pondering with your words and images created in our minds.

Reviewed by Tami Ryan 12/9/2005
What wonderful images here, Kate. And such depth. I especially like the finale. Wonderful work.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/9/2005
No wasted motion; no, my dear, are rife with brilliance! I love the imagery and empowerment in your words--roll on, my friend, to brand new adventure! Stunning work--thank you.

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