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by Kate Burnside
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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My God, the Euro

icebergs sleepwalk between
banks of the Thames and,

in CBD bedsits in Balham,
Brooklyn and Balochistan,

mantras of a happy death
are injected, recited,

We set our fragile candles
here, there, adrift on the night

alight in naked windows,
landing lights of home:

my darling, touchdown safely.

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Reviewed by Stanley Alston 1/26/2011
Interesting - thank you for sharing. Much success, and God Bless.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/14/2010
The Euro stinks
While Wall Street winks
Glaciers bleed their last
Got my happy pill today
To help forget my past

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/12/2010
A timely prayer, Kate. I like the part about the candles. For me that part is about hopes and wishes. Well done:)
Reviewed by Jon Willey 12/12/2010
Kate, your petition of one is consumed with a soul's compassion and I do so respect the commitment. This is prayer, not a poem. And that is of course meant as a very high compliment my dear friend. "we set our candles here, there, adrift on the night" is a passage ever symbolic. Share more of your impassioned prayers with us as you like. May your prayer be answered. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by jude forese 12/12/2010
exceptionally well written, Kate ... smart as well as subtle ... the world is in default and needs prayer beads that stretch out past the heavens ...
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 12/10/2010
a very meaningful, heartfelt, christmas poem. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/10/2010
Candle in the Wind song comes to my mind after reading this beautiful prayer..I have always felt so safe and peaceful when I have a candle burning. Back in the days a candle was left in the window as a token of safe harbor for a loved one's safe return, Leave the light burning, know that I am here awaiting your safe arrival..I have written a few poems as have many about that light that shines light a lighthouse for your loved one..

As always you make everyone think, and feel through your poetry.
I loved the softness and serenity felt while reading this one.

Much peace, love and candle light,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/9/2010
A most meaningful,unique,and deeply felt prayer/poem,Kate!

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/9/2010
Heart touching words Kate. Merry Christmas to you.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 12/9/2010
This is a beauty, Kate.
Reviewed by Chels Duncan 12/9/2010
A lovely deep poem
May God always look down on you
Chelsee x
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/8/2010
Heartfelt and worried words that reveal another facet of you.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/8/2010
My God, what an insightful poem!
Thank you and Blessings,

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 12/8/2010
May all touch down safely this season from where ever they are. Soft write for the season
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/8/2010
Kate, though this appears to be outside the usual Burnside,
I hope you don't mind if I echo Mr. Flanagan: indivudal, unique.
Reviewed by F William Broome 12/8/2010

One of your deepest and Best. Thank yuu. - Bill
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/8/2010
our fragile candles, indeed! this is beautiful
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/8/2010
We should all be praying these days.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/8/2010
A poem from the soul that touches the soul.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/8/2010
Kate writes evocative orison, tender, individual, unique.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/7/2010
Your verses make me realize once again how very small I am before all of it. Thank you, Kate. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/7/2010
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/7/2010
Very touching words, tenderly released into the atmosphere, like soft feathers of thought and feeling floating to meet the soil. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/7/2010
Indeed, life is certainly fragile. The domino effect will soon affect much of europe.
Last-line is rather cryptic and feels out of sync with the poem, to my Pooh brain.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/7/2010
Excellent writing, Kate; well done!

(((HUGS)) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 12/7/2010
said with loving intent...
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/7/2010
You sure can walk me through a maze of your thoughts but welcome home Kate.

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