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Beauty And The Beast
by Kate Burnside

Thursday, September 30, 2004
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He would gather all of summer's petals
and lay a path beneath her feet;
No thorn or stone would harm her

She sweeps the full arc
of the heavens
with the beam of her bright eyes,
bringing all the cosmic lights
together to thread amidst
his wild majestic mane;
He will be dazzling to behold

Looking on,
who can fathom the depths
of such a love
or such a union?
Softly swollen fleshly lips
feeding tearing jaw of ivory muzzle
anathema to the heart and mind

But their very souls are One;
Breathing the same air
they are of the Same Root,
the Shared Vine:
He the grapes of wrath
She the grapes of wine

Theirs is the Vintage
beyond our comprehension;
Sweet Elixir of Heaven
completely untasted
by those whose mirror-image
reflects back to them
only that which they already know

Whose Wells of Life
are from a single source
of their own making

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/1/2004

jaw dropping imagery, heart pounding romance...SIGGHHHH! a delightful beauty this one is--BRAVA! i'm in agreement, one of your best!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. *a keeper, thank you*
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/30/2004
Kate you floored me with this one! You have a habit of doing that.
Such beauty of expression, superb descriptions, wondrous imagery!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/30/2004
This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read in a long time. I cannot begin to describe the emotions you have touched. Thank you.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 9/30/2004
"She sweeps the full arc
of the heavens" < This is poetry. What a line!

From myth to reality this poem achieves its end. It touched the senses and emotions. Great job, Kate.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/30/2004
He the grapes of wrath
She the grapes of wine
Theirs is the Vintage

excellent in content and strong images carried through. tell us about school as it unfolds! Dawn
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/30/2004
Yup there's alway's hope for us beasts. Even Dick Emery liked them..
Great write here, with so many discriptions of beauty.

Your'll be tops back at school.. A Klassic Kate...
Reviewed by A PAX 9/30/2004
wish i wrote it!!!
very human write here!
anita :)
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 9/30/2004
Achingly beautiful write, my dear friend Kate!
I especially love this line:

"He the grapes of wrath...she the grapes of wine."
It has a subtle flow, yet a depth that raps one on the head
and opens the door of imaginings.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/30/2004
Stunning imagery and visuals in this metaphorical masterpiece...
Your talent shines like a beacon here Kate
And your love of the divine is self evident
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 9/30/2004
Kate, your natural poetic ability to transform a black and white canvass into a vivid colored timeless portrait, is a shining testament of your creative genius. This remarkable piece is absolutely striking, in both style and substance. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations. Take care and be well.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/30/2004
Wonderful descriptions, great write!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 9/30/2004
Skillful use of metaphor here, Kate. Death is the quest for mirror-image... Much enjoyed--as always!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/30/2004
Extremely captivating write, Kate. Many a beauty have tamed a wild beast - and they have lived happily ever after.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 9/30/2004
Potent pen here Kate. I love the lines (He the grapes of wrath) (She the grapes of wine)

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