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a simple twist of
by Kate Burnside
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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a simple twist of





lone spark’s

tingle that’s still



rings those star-crossed

dance around amid

castor and pollux’s

echoing laughter


molecular quark in

the cosmic afternoon

of sudden lovers


corkscrew navel


white rabbit  



within whose breath

an unfurling of wings

is always to blame






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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Such unusual images, always wonderful poetry Kate.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Beautiful expression as always from you, Kate.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
As always Kate your work is so original,this one no exception,great to read you again.
Love from
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Fated or no, "a simple twist" bears the corona of abstraction with teasing delight. Prestidigitation is an ally of consensual deception. Thus the white rabbit never existed and the unfurled wings were afternoon illusions ushered in through the portal of human desire. This is a tasty morsel filled with an infinite number of flavors and aromas. You have permitted each of us to select our personal favorite as the correct interpretation. Clever and executed with laser like precision my dear friend. I am now refreshed having read and inhaling deeply the essence. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
Kate, All it takes is one twist to change the fate. Very good! Take care, Chessly
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Nice lines, well written. Thanks.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
The way this begins makes me think it could have gone another way. That's the essence of fate:)
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
High heeled boys night out eh? Patrick
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Great writing sweet lady enjoyed..Hugsss
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Me too regards Dylan's tune, then I kind of think about Alice falling down the rabbit hole (whole?)...:-)e
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
I have Bob Dylan's tune running in my head 'simple twist of fate' he is a poet that was ahead of his times..and you are as well...remarkable story Kate, images fly~
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
fate/blame or several road choices heading to the same direction, Twisted around.....awesome images. Morgan
Reviewed by jude forese
sometimes, a simple twist is quite elaborate and tightly arranged ...

those unfurled wings are a mouthful embracement ... luv the images ...

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
I am listening to White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane...One pilll makes you larger and one makes you small, Go Ask Alice when she's 10`tall, You go chasing rabbits and you know where to go...An you just had some kind of mushroom, Mind is moving low, go ask Alice, I think she'll know and logic and proportions ...Remember what the door mouse said Feed Your Head.
Powerful song of our youth, powerful words of the present time, you have done an amazing job making me feel this song...

Much Peace, love and light,
(I of course cut out parts but all will get the jist)
Reviewed by John Flanagan
A very special interpretation of the
twists, Kate, you push into dimensions
most can't go into or fathom; we are all lost
and found at the same time and you have
emerged from the rabbit hole unscathed
and yet marked with greatness..

Reviewed by Gene Williamson
I agree with Gina that "molecular quark in the cosmic afternoon" is
a great line, among many. Don't know how I feel about a simple twist
of fate, but Kate I do know that I like a simple twist of lemon in
my scotch. I also know I like how you write. -gene.
Reviewed by Mindy May
Brilliant, indeed! This is an awesome write which just so happens to be totally right! Excellent, my friend!

Creative Hugs~
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Love it and yes fate is fickle for sure...but lots to ponder in this one....
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
To me, this has a enticing "Alice in Wonderland" magical aura; I love to be enchanted. Thank you, Kate. Love, hugs, and best wishes,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This is a very brilliant, thought-provoking write.
Certainly there are people who don't believe in fate because they believe in one's own ability to control their destiny, and yet it would seem that fate is a concept thousands of years old and I have felt it myself so many times, and so...there must be something to it?!
Hmmm...what do you think Kate? I'm just such a freaking romantic!!!
Reviewed by George Carroll
Ah the Greeks have a word for it but I couldn't find it. If those mythical brothers can laugh why can't I? You leave my mind numb, and without an interpretation for this quizzical poetry.

Reviewed by Paul Berube
Interesting piece, Kate. Nicely done.
Reviewed by Andy Turner
The truth of Gemini revealed, as they flip flop between heaven and hell.
White rabbit is prolly being chased by the white horse. Whilst the lads are rescuing Helen of joy. :) And maybe the odd sailor.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Sorry, Gianette, but I'm more into "castor and pollux’s / echoing laughter."

The white rabbit trick is a crowd pleaser also.

One word . . . Fate . . . Can, when put inside Kat's blender of a mind can become so much more interesting than originally it was.
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
"molecular quark in the cosmic afternoon" is so wonderfully enticing it's as if the whole rest of the exquisite poem orbits 'round it.
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