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And the moon walks by
by Kate Burnside
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
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Man, I was so bushed last night I even forgot to post this! :)) LOL K xx

And the moon walks by

And the moon walks by on stilts
and the rippling arms of naked trees
roll stars across their shoulders;

waving tall grass tumbles
and nocturnal eyes throw flames
as weary I parade
the curtained rings of fields.

My legs as heavy as escape artist’s chains,
my eyes the size of keeling clown’s yawn –

and my brain has been sat on by a frilly-dressed elephant.

I can entertain no drum roll and
there are no circus thoughts in sight:

Time to put up all the lights, sleep;

wake to trumpet fresh theatre of dawn;
rise to fanfare live carnival
of a brand new day.

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Reviewed by A PAX 12/27/2008
I love the feeling here and the images were bizarre yet comfy....pax A
Reviewed by Cryssa C 7/8/2008
I love the grace and agility of your acrobatic mind...
You can walk a tight-rope of poetry with your eyes closed...

Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 11/27/2006
Yes! This says it all with verve and vitality only the great Kate can bring to us. It is verse that is almost "eye-twinkling" in its perky imagery.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/25/2006
the vigor of your poetic mind makes the day all worth while ... superb imagery, Kate ... growing in leaps & bounds ...
Reviewed by Art Sun 11/24/2006
Nice work...a lovely piece that is filled with very expressive thoughts...enjoyed...

Art Sun.....
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/23/2006
Great imagery, Kate; and I find the whole poem most enthralling. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/23/2006
I'm glad you got your second wind and posted this wonderful gem of a write, Kate. "And the moon walks by on stilts." What an image! trees roling stars on shoulders, WOW! Just totally adored this poem. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 11/23/2006
Sounds like you had a tiring day. Fortunately this pen doesn't reflect the tiredness in you.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/22/2006
and my brain has been sat on by a frilly-dressed elephant. <---I love your Kate-isms...

Yup wake up bright eyed n bushy tailed.. Fabo' one kate

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/22/2006
What a burst of sensation this poem is, Kate. You had me feeling each line and recalling the times when each of those things was a heavy burden upon me...and then came the dawn, when the miracle of dreams brought me refreshed into a new day filled with promise and hope. If there is a line in this that is not a perfect 10, I certainly can't find it. Wonderful, wonderful write.
Take care,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/22/2006
No matter how tired you give extraordinary pieces of yourself!
Astonishing poem, every line superb!

Reviewed by J M 11/22/2006
OOh I always love your Poetess wordsmith way with words trhe imagery , metaphors, discriptions gotta save this to read over and over. A pure delight.... Thanks Kate!!!!!!:)
Happy Turkey Day
Reviewed by F William Broome 11/22/2006
Imagery. Fresh imagry, unimagined imagery. clever imagery, and, yes, a special brand of Burnside imagery (Kate kind, that is) ! ! !
I had to go back and read for the third time... to make sure you weren't writing from Hollywood or Disney Planet. Extra well done. And, if this is what they teach in the school where you studied... move over, and maybe they won't notice me. I'm indebted to ya' !
- Bill
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/22/2006
Hey that frilly elephant...made me think....did you try out some of the "elephant juice"???

LOL.....just wondering...hmmmm...okay nevermind...enjoyed the read!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/22/2006
A real assimilable write Kate, one that is easy for the reader to relate too.

It is good to have the hope that tomorrow will reveal another gem for us on life's enigmatic path. Lotta funky mudholes to navigate these days.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/22/2006
Dear Kate,

Many a day I have been to this point when I discover that the best thing is to "put up all the lights" and go to sleep with that thrilling expectation of the "fresh theatre of dawn".

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/22/2006
This write and your spirit make each new day and explosion of life and living and when I read your work it is always infectious. Sweet Kate you have an eternal smile welded into your makeup and it shows in almost every one of your writes. I cannot say how much I would miss your work if we should ever lose your presence on the den.
Fee (Pops)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/22/2006
Fabulous write, Kate...

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/22/2006
Great write...great use of metaphors very descriptive write...I loved the line; my legs as heavy as escape artist's chains...sometimes my legs feel as this.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/22/2006
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 11/22/2006
The talented poet uses metaphors, similes and unusual fresh phrases. You managed to do all three. Well done Kate
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/22/2006
and my brain has been sat on by a frilly-dressed elephant.

That's gotta hurt!
Reviewed by Marisha Huber 11/22/2006
You never dissapoint! "the rippling arms of naked trees
roll stars across their shoulders" Fantastic!
Reviewed by CJ Heck 11/22/2006
I love the metaphor here, Kate -- life IS like a circus at times. Well done!
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