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That Which Is Forbidden
by Kate Burnside

Sunday, April 30, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I think this is what is called "automatic writing", in the sense that I woke up with it flowing out of my head in one long stream at 0600 this morning... It is not personal or subjective, but, having just read Sage's Dancing The Medicine Wheel For The Sage Grouse, I have no idea how or why, but I think at some unconscious level that I can't quite understand, it connects somehow with part of the message of that. Anyways... see what you think... LOL K xx

Back to the sea tomorrow... Yey!!


THAT WHICH IS FORBIDDEN


You canít hold me with your hands
or buy me with your pieces of finest silver;

canít tame me with your rod of iron
or bend my spirit, nailing my moods
up against your fence.

My peaks and troughs are beyond
your ability to fathom
and my dizzy heights too steep
for your ascent.

But my loveliness can be measured
by the impact of my gaze
and my knowingís worth a thousand lifetimes.

Your time is more precious
than all the wonders of the world
and your energy on me is well-spent.

I am woman and in me
all life resides,
fruit of my womb and product
of my ability to know, to decide,
to bite, to taste and
to see that it is good.


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Reviewed by Debashish Haar 6/15/2006
"I am woman and in me
all life resides," (did you miss an article "a" before "woman"?)


I liked this, shows a bold and emerging voice. More power to your pen!

D
Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/1/2006
It's that feminine thingy again, the all powerful Goddess that resides within. Here she speaks in volumes loud and clear (not in the T.O.T.M way either lol), nice one Miss MoneyPenny. (did you get your Milk Tray?) Oh! that's the other bloke. I do like this lots.

Paul;-) aka that spy bloke
Reviewed by Gordon Rosenberg (Reader) 5/1/2006
insights and great truths are often revealed through an automatic pen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/1/2006
Lovely offering right from the start!!

Hey remember the sunscreen okay!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/1/2006
Fabulous writing Kate

Carole
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/1/2006
This is stupendous Kate..I hope you have many mornings like this..their content will bring forth much wisdom..I for one am profoundly touched..love your work..you are such a delightful Being..I am in awe of your thoughts and expression of same..
Blesings to you dear friend..

Namaste..


Vesna
Reviewed by jude forese 4/30/2006
i luv the celebrative spirit in this poem ... it is a conformation that what is forbidden can sometimes be worth striving for ...
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/30/2006
We loved this write from beginning to end!
Love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/30/2006
You sum it up to perfection;-) Taste and see that it is good! Fine writing Kate!

eT
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/30/2006
Wonderful write, Kate; very well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/30/2006
Loved this powerful pact write!!!

Love, Jo
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2006
Empowering, beautiful inspiration in your fantastic verse; well done! Wish I were going with you to the sea.....have a great time, relax, but come back soon; you'll be missed.

(((((HUGS))))), love and continued prayer, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/30/2006
This is pure truth from the heart with flavouring from the soul on the way by. Sweet Kate this is not or at least I don't believe it is about gender so much as it is about individualism and you have captured the spirit of that so well. Sweeeeeet write, from a sweet lady.

felix
Reviewed by A PAX 4/30/2006
I wanna roar like a lioness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful, spirtual, metaphysical thoughts you have penned here.......
A celebration of potential and history......excuse me......HER-story.....
isn't it nice that by virture of our hormones we can purr and grrrr! lol

pax A
ps
I get those same voices in my head at times, and they will not quiet until I write them down..........I once tried to go for 6 weeks without writing, and the same poem kept replying in my mind...till I wrote it.

I wonder if all creative types are like that

is the word
obsessed or possessed
yikes!
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/30/2006
Kate, Who is all woman, you don't need confirmation of the message you've handed us. But, my admiration is boundless. Your words are the perfect, "Instant Spech," before any group where male/female, or female/male issues are being discussed. It's a classic ln brevity!

Your Humble Male Servant, - Bill
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/30/2006
Kate
It is when we taste and see that it is good...that we know we have made the right choice
Love, Peace and Harmony
Peter
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/30/2006
Sounds like a caterpillar that's been told it will always be a catepillar only to learn that it is infact a butterfly, and has been for donkeys ears, years. Or is it bout a granny smiths...

Golden delicious write...
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/30/2006
I an winmn hear me roar!! You go girl. Well behaved women rarely make history but this poem will go along way for us.
Susan
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