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  Angel of Grace: Haiku Riff for Kate Burnside and Family
by Aberjhani
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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(Angel art by Len Lye)

Her heart strums the voice

of her maker––His will the

only song grace knows.


As humans explode

destruction, her feathers shine

sweet resurrection.


An arc of ages

unborn and untold, describes

this numinous flight.


An adoration

for mercy trembles rainbows

blinking through her eyes.


The stars where her wings

sing, pulse silver poetries

of faith undying.


Ezekiel at his

wheel spins a spell of healing.

Weeps a dawn of hope.


This light burns as true

on Earth as in Heaven. Rose

lips sparkle “Amen.”



by Aberjhani

©  7/18/2006


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Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 4/29/2011
Beautiful tribute followed by beautiful reviews for a brilliant and beautiful spirit ~
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 11/15/2006
Brilliantly penned and a beautiful tribute!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/24/2006
Beautiful. Beautiful.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/23/2006
Reminds me of my 'Amazing Grace,' except she was no angel.

Haiku to you, too (just had to say it).

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 7/23/2006
A beautiful tribute, filled with love and care, brilliantly penned!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/21/2006
"Angel of Grace: Haiku Riff for Kate Burnside and Family".

An outstanding composition to pay tribute to an earthly "Angel of Grace"
and one of the most shining STARS of the contemporary poetic world.

Thank You Author-Poet Aberjhani for leading the way to beauty, harmony, understanding and friendship.

In gratitude,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 7/21/2006
Deeply harmonic. A wonderful composition of pure beauty. To my regret, I'm not familiar with Kate Burnside. Does she have a page on Authorsden? It must be worth checking it out.
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 7/20/2006
Wonderful tribute!
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 7/20/2006
Glorious tribute from a master poet
love and peace
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/19/2006
What a tribute! What a gift. Kate obviously appreciates it greatly. Thank you for sharing it, Aberjhani. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/19/2006
A lovely tribute to a very gifted woman, filled with unique insight, and one whom I always enjoy reading.

Dear Aberjhani . . . your quill was blessed with grace here and filled with the ink of gratefulness.

Richard the Intrepid
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/19/2006
Aberjhani, you are an angel, and this was a beautiful, fitting tribute to one of the Den's finest! Great stuff; bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 7/19/2006
This is a wonderful little poem; so lyrical, the images are spinning in my head. Well done, Aberjhani.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/19/2006
A marvelously heartfelt tribute to one of AD's finest ladies, from a marvelous poet!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/19/2006
What on earth can I say? I don't know how many times I have read this - hard through flooded eyes! - and the generous, deliciously heart-breaking comments below. I truly struggle to take it all in. Absolutely fantastic poetry it is in effusive Big A style - wonderful and bold usage of the ku form, what with the linebreaks - and using all my favourite imagery for certain sure... but dedicated to me and the family of whom you have no knowledge, except this obvious extension of loving embrace and fraternity? Words truly fail me, Aberjhani. Seriously. But if anything you see in me is a mere glimpse, a hint of a reflection of my life's Source, then I am totally blessed beyond belief and humbly grateful. It is more than I can ever have hoped for that I should somehow bear witness to Him in this way. And I have never read such an accurate summation of what is meant by "Grace": the ability to accept and to receive all things as equal in accordance with His will, good and bad, as all can amount to the same thing if we are partakers of His nature and abilities to prevail. And although I feel like a weeping Jeremiah a lot of the time, good old Ezekiel is one of my main men cos he foresaw the increasings of the healing streams of living water flowing from the Source to renew life in the deserts of the soul. Amen indeed, and may it be so for each one of us. Bless you for renewing me in this way, and to all those, too, who share something of what you feel. I have honestly never felt so loved and appreciated in any other sphere of my life as I do here, at AuthorsDen... and especially on this page right now... And do you know what??... I had U2s "Grace" going round in my head all day yesterday, too! :)) And darlin Sage knows my cookin just too well... but I'd still love to have you all come sup at my table!! Love, peace, blessings and grace be ever present in your heart and in your home, Aberjhani. Thank you for bestowing me with such high honour... I am 5 feet and half an inch no longer... :)) LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/18/2006
What a wonderful dedication to our beloved Kate!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/18/2006
each haiku is equal, in my eyes, to an individual pearl, resulting in a string of the beautiful treasures! so beautiful...enticing, even. And you caused me to learn a new word - riff! Thank you!

Reviewed by jude forese 7/18/2006
you've crafted a wonderful and eloquent tribute to a morning star, permeating the atmosphere of hope and creative empowerment ... i'm sure she'll love this poem, Aberjhani ...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/18/2006
Uh-oh they'll be tears...Never met a more selfless, Godly lady in England...
And one so intuitive....

Yup one mold was smashed well n good...
Reviewed by A PAX 7/18/2006
you have captured her essence perfectly, these are beautiful words, that live......pax A
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/18/2006
An astonishingly beautiful set of haiku in tribute, for a splendid poet and strong, humorous, loving friend to all! Superb, Aberjhani!

Reviewed by Jane Rodway 7/18/2006
This is like a delicate prayer, excellent.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 7/18/2006
What more can I add to what has been posted, Kate is a dear friend, a blessed soul and inspiration to many. These words truly do Kate and her family honour. Aberjhani, you are a blessed soul my friend, your grace is humbling. Truly Awesome tribute.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/18/2006

I concur with the consensus of opinion below completely..

You are a gifted poet, and the redoubtable Kate Burnside and her family will be in awe of this demonstrative tribute..

Five stars to you !

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 7/18/2006
Kate Burnside has her angelic feathers sharpened on the whetstone and she takes us on flight with her poems of many, poems that fly up and catch the golden sun like powdered gold, poems that take us to the zenith of moonscape, and she could have just as well in another lifetime, served us communal bread and watery stews of onion and meat in a clay terrine and let us drink the sacramental wine from the healing amphora. She is an Angel of Grace. Thank you, Aberjhani, for bringing Kate and her family to light...

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/18/2006
You are a beutiful friend , poet and respecteable human. You are terrific and your words make me so very proud to call you friend as well as fellow Savannahian.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 7/18/2006
This is so beautiful, exquisite even, Aberjhani. And you could not have blessed a more special lady than our Queen Kate. She has carried her trials and burdens with all the grace and dignity her regal title demands, exploding from her center the brightest light of Spirit. She is truly a gifted poet and beautiful human being. I know that Kate will appreciate your kindness and her family will be further blessed. ~~Nordette

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