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A Kate Affair
by Jon Michael Willey

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This work was inspired by our gifted friend Kate Burnside's efforts in the National Poetry Writing Month work she has been graciously sharing at the den. Albeit nowhere as well crafted as her works.

borders approach and fade

daisy chains lie as testament

the Black Sea rescues Turkey

Georgia awaits prosperity's arms

poppy's brown tar sweetens Basra

wealth lavishes upon Med's shores

Cannes exudes glitz and opulence

Monaco stately royal oozes neuvo riche

Brigantine ships cruised at will

Vanden Plas once derigueur

musac never considered for the fair

Vienna would surely take offense

champagne soothes lips and palates

lobsters fall to mallets of gold

we miss her Grace and elegant style

though she's been gone a while

Cary and David played on red tiles

they've been gone quite a while

the Adriatic harbors many secrets

divulgence carries a weighty price

ancient or new ever changing reviews

perfidy rules the perception on the streets

relics will overwhelm lowly pride 



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Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/14/2010
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/17/2010
I really got a sense of the pampered living with the words "lobsters fall to mallets of gold". Some vivid imagery here, but that was my fave. Another wonderful write, Jon. Hugs,
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2010
cleverly developed imagery ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/17/2010
You weave a tapestry of visually stimulating sights and sounds, teasing the imagination...excellent work, Jon Michael
peace and love dear friend, Carole~
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/16/2010
Interesting how we equate British and American stars with the decadent glory of the old Med. These may be the best or worst place to live depending on the next volcanic eruption.

Cool write. Full of old glory like a clay urn brought up from the deep.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/16/2010
these lines are opulent with sumptuous imagery and lavish with a cornucopia of ideas that take the mind, literally, to The Stars and back again, Jon. This decadent old world creaks along on her ageing trolley, complaining all the while of gout and of how "things ain't what they used to be", when all it takes is just one brilliant, over-whitened smile of Grace of Cary to transport her back again and banish all regret... In the meantime (and in the midst of all our escapism), it is STILL "more darkness the world is fighting for" as the sands run through our fingers or explode from Icelandic volcanoes floating miles through British airspace. Yep, tonight after over 36 hours, all flights here are still cancelled and grounded... Dear old Earth is having the last laugh, Hollywood or no Hollywood! And can we tell which is which these days?

Forgive the ramble but your MAJOR effort here inspired me to drool! :)) Thank you so much for carrying the baton on and I'm thrilled that others as well as myself are taking up the NaPoWriMo challenge in some shape or form. No craft is like YOUR craft and you do it exceedingly well. Felix is right... I AM honoured to be mentioned, bless you. xx
Reviewed by David Hightower 4/16/2010
Jon - Enjoyed your panarama of images and impressions. Especially like that last line, " relics will overwhelm lowly pride " - David
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/16/2010
A literary carrousel passing by many places inspired by another person's thoughts. Very well done!


Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/16/2010
Jon you created a artful geographic mosiac of the world around us...Kate will love this and be honored that she was the ispiration I have no doubt.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/16/2010
each line is wonderful Jon & so utterly poetic alone
as they are in this versing...mystery & beauty & facts

"the Adriatic harbors many secrets

divulgence carries a weighty price

ancient or new ever changing reviews

perfidy rules the perception on the streets

relics will overwhelm lowly pride"

Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/16/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/15/2010
You kaleidoscopic rendering is a fine tribute to Kate's creative efforts, Jon. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by George Carroll 4/15/2010
Clever in its random thoughts that always chases the cob webs away from my sleepy mind as I try to ponder a useful comment but somehow always seem to fail. Worthy of Princes Kate's addition to this month of poetry she has embarked on and is succeeding in carrying us along and stirring our gray matter.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/15/2010
Panoramic and comprehensive with great imagination and depth of understanding of not only location but of feeling and attitude, Jon; the final four lines have majesty of thought and are a well-expressed lesson.


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