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An Afternoon With Katherine
by Susan M Phillips

Thursday, February 05, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Blame Andrew Ceroni for this one - he suggested the title on the Authors Round Table and this poem popped out. It is now included in Green Living, Sacred Life (Capall Bann) a forthcoming book coauthored by Tye Jamie Coxston


When Katherine came to see me
It was a pretty day.
The sky was bright as birthday eyes,
It was a time for play.

When Katherine came to see me
It was a special time.
We sang along to made up songs
That didn't really rhyme.

When Katherine came to see me
She did not stay for long.
One afternoon was all we had,
They said she was not strong.

When Katherine came to see me,
She did not tell me why.
I did not ask her to explain -
I knew this was goodbye.

The next time I saw Katherine
She was as still as stone.
They’d put her in her party frock,
Her hair was neatly combed.

They carried out her casket
And laid her in the ground;
But sometimes when I’m all alone,
I feel she’s still around.

Now I am old and fading,
She's waiting at the door.
She’ll take my hand and off we’ll run
To play for evermore.

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Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/7/2008
Your poetry is straightforward and flowing.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/1/2008

I have enjoyed the reading of "An Afternoon With Katherine".

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/23/2004
What a bittersweet write. This touched my emotions.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/7/2004
"It was a pretty day.
The sky was bright as birthday eyes,
It was a time for play."
You got my full attention with these verses, Susan. Well done! Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by SeRaPhiMa HuMMiNgByRd 2/17/2004
~*~ Susan, Oh my... how tender and etherial at the same time! Lyrical! Heart~rending... yet hopeful of future meeting in Spirit... {the celtic~pagan SummerLand, perhaps?} Physical life is a precarious as a droplet of water clinging to the edge of a lotus leaf. This fate too, is looming over me, as it does all. ~*~

~*~*~*~ ShivaNi SaNnYaSiNi ~*~*~*~
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/8/2004
Wonderful write...simple but yet so n luck...BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/6/2004
as long as you can play, you can never fade ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/5/2004
You have some really great images here. I love the "bright as birthday eyes" line!

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