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Arizona Sunrise
by Kate Burnside

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Dawning’s blush

tints topmost planes

and craggy crevices,


slowly engorges deep

reaches of arroyo’s

rocky womb.


A twilight lover’s

waking kiss that licks,

sucks and swallows

each rosebud crack

and soft-sheathed crease

of upturned rocky pout,

its strawberry mouth

crushed and trembling.


Canyon, warm woman

whose walls – still open,

dark swollen from night’s

tender penetration –


lets morning come,

its promise spill

in watery lengths

on rippling nuptial sheets.




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Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/20/2011
Ahhhh!!! This is why I live in the desert. You have captured the birth of each day in vivid Technicolor dreams.
Take care,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/14/2011
Wow. Love the way this started as one thing (admitedly, maybe just in my mind) and then blossomed into another. Word choices are Perfect!
Reviewed by Mindy May 3/13/2011
Encore... this is HOT! You are a rare talent, I am impressed. The Den is a host to many talented poets, along with many who want to be, but you are among the cream of the crop. Bravo, indeed.

Honored Hugs~
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/9/2011
Poetry can get no better than this Kate, breathtaking in every way.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/6/2011
Outstanding sandstone pornography er..petroglyph. Patrick
Reviewed by Axilea MU 3/6/2011
This poem has a more compact and austere beginning, (that I really like)
and then develops into a landscape of sensuality. This is one written for pleasure only, Kate!;)

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/3/2011
LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/2/2011
Beautiful write and picture, Kate; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/2/2011
It is at the very moment I finished reading this poem, that I longed to be with my special man standing in the middle of that Cavern doing what your poem does to my sacral center. Wow holy spicey sexy poetry bat

Love this, I am so happy to read you again,you have been away too long, my spirit sister.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/2/2011
You reached the pinnacle of poetry ,Kate,with this beauty! Took my breath away! Bravo!
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 3/1/2011
Holy cow! now there is a reason to see the Grand Canyon. hot hot hot!!! Loved it!
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 3/1/2011
i never thought i could get turned on in such a way by the grand canyon; but alas here we are! i guess i must tip my hat to your creative pen and sense of steamy, geological metaphor. excellent work kate and thanks for dropping by earlier. be good.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 3/1/2011
Suddenly, I have this desire to leap into Arizona's craggy crevices.
This is one overpowering sunrise, Kate. What a way to meet the
morning. Magnifique! -gene.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/1/2011
I like how & what with Jerry did comment on this one...I surely could not have said it any better, though I have never seen Arizona in person, I know what it is like through this read...e
Reviewed by jude forese 3/1/2011
sweeping contours sensually touching heart, soul and mind ... striking metaphor and analogy ... extremely visual as well as visceral ...
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/1/2011
Lovely indeed sweet lady...Hugsss
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/1/2011
This dinosaur fossil stirs to your exceptional words,
Kate, and the sensual of so sensual images in every breath.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/1/2011
Ha! We're both thinking about the same things but you have penned yours with such majestic artistry!!!
Still eagerly awaiting your missive...xx
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/1/2011
My daughter lives in Scottsdale, love to be swallowed in the beauty as it is massive...your poem is exquisite Kate!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/1/2011
I love this sensual personification, Kate. So well done and "right up my alley." Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/1/2011
amazing write, Kate! have never been there.....Morgan
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/1/2011
This is one of the places in the world I always wanted to see and never got the chance and although until now I have never heard a methaphor comparing the canyons to a woman but through your eyes and your voice I definately saw the beautiful resemblence...well done Kate.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/1/2011
Cavernous metaphor with a side of marbled strata! Fantastic intertwine with Gaia the womb mother and sensuality...anatomical analogy fits like a phallic obelisk rising upon the expansion and coming into the day with release of volcanic spurtings and leftover history of Arizona Sunrise! Wonderful capture of inspiration, Kate! Be well.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/1/2011
Nicely put together, Kate.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/1/2011
I'm sick as hell, but I have to comment on this, Kate. I've lived in the desert of Arizona and have read much poems, prose, etc. about it. But I have never read anything more . . . real . . . as what you have put together here.

"Canyon, warm woman / whose walls – still open, / dark swollen from night’s / tender penetration –"

It get no better than that.

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