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by Kate Burnside

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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eclipse n the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another; any dimming or obstruction of light; a loss of importance, power, fame etc. through overshadowing by another [from Gk ekleipsis a forsaking, from ekleipein to abandon]

She imagines his hand over-cloaking her own;
his shadow, taller.

Always such distance between
their continually orbiting spheres

though their worlds, their seas,
syphon sands from mutual shores.

Should such moon-melded tides
ever be stilled, he said
never to forget –

even though [like the small eclipse
clipped from a ticket long-booked]

he might already have left
for some far-distant sunspot
on the dark side of space.

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2015
How lovely Kate!
To me, this could be about a son and mother, and as she remembers the times he clung so close to her, already he's off into the world. She holds the memory...
Or it could be lovers, where he's off again, unobtainable, or emotionally, a mystery that cannot be solved. And although they are so close, a chasm yawns between them. Blessings, Christine
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/6/2015
"Eclipse" melded their continually romantic orbit.
A wonderfully penned poem.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/6/2015
Beautifully, and thoughtfully written...
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/6/2015
Romance poetry is my favorite and can be written in
so many put your reader into the poetry
for we for the most part, can and do relate. Thank
you Kate.


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/6/2015
The eclipse of an ongoing romantic affair is so true to life, and I found that your thoughts of "his hand over-cloaking her own;" at first seemed to me the mere fact that he was the bigger physically of the two and she felt comfort in that feeling. But as I read on, I saw the eclipsing was geared toward more destructive thoughts, until finally he was just gone.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/6/2015
Always happy am I when I see your name come up on the den with a new poem for me to peruse...this one seems a romantic write to me & as always, Kate, a good one that makes me think...-e-
Reviewed by Odin Roark 5/6/2015
An enigmatic piece of magic, asking the reader to venture into what might be, or could be greater than reality. Good to see you posting again. Kudos.

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