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by Kate Burnside
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... He'd better!! :)) xx





We have ached for his migratory call

as for a creaking hinge of geese

oiling windowless skies;


with all the resurrected prowess

of Titanic he returns,


glory of Mourne’s peaked mists

the miasma of sails on his

South China sloop,


scent of frangipani feathering

his breast-stroke wake.


With dragon-fire heart and

mind the maths of pyramids,


Jove’s laughter gongs his words

while wit of sharp Ulysses

helium-fills his heels:


Jack Flash jumps back…




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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/7/2012
Love the strength of your imagery and word choices in this piece, Kate. Highly creative and unique:)
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/26/2012
I love the arrangement of these soul stirring words...This piece has an atmosphere that moves me profoundly...
Hugs, Diana...
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/25/2012
Kate, that is quite a warm welcome for the master quill. I know John is very pleased with the reintroduction. "the miasma of sails on his South China sloop" and "wit of sharp Ulysses" masterful clues to this aficionada. Let us hope the ink remains wet on his quill and continues to please for a long time to come. I wish you love and peace my dear friend, Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 3/24/2012
... glory of Mourneís peaked mists
the miasma of sails on his
South China sloop,

something grand happening here, Kate! You go from strength to strength, from peak to peak. And how you went from here to there, I'll never know! getting help from above in your poetic journey, I think. :-)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/24/2012
I haven't a clue, but your imagery is true blue. Loved every line with my imagination running wild.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/23/2012
Poseidon smiles, his waves smoothed by this mariner's lyrical enchantments. Elegant verses woven with affection -- my heart literally jumped!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/23/2012



Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/23/2012
Your imagery always flawless, Kate, this is great fun!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/23/2012
You have created fine images that awaken the imagination, Kate. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Alan Abrams 3/22/2012
"Jove’s laughter gongs his words"
w-oh! Jack Clash is a bash bash bash!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/22/2012
Jumpin Jack Flash; he's a gas. I've got a little dog now who can't sit still, and he can hop six-foot fences, so I call him Jumpin Jack Flash, too.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/21/2012
quite sophisticated imagery you've rendered in this characterization ... as long as Jack Flash has the wit of Ulysses, i'm sure he jump to lands the Titanic only dreamed about sailing to ...
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/21/2012
frangipani, I had to look that up. So pretty. The visuals in this, stunning. I Jumped back too!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/21/2012
Excellent poem with vibrant imagery Kate.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 3/21/2012
a panoply of poesy here... tauntalizingly resonant with an iconographical iteration of imagery... taut with resonant characterization... you leave your readers reeling in the aftermath of the Jack Flash drive... and just when you think the memory's full... it holds another megabyte... wonderful imagery, Kate... I especially like your opening salvo... salut!

Peace is a plosive followed by a liquid followed by a sibilant... thankfully it is also, so much more... make it so much more...
Reviewed by Odin Roark 3/21/2012
Another rich tapestry of color swaths that illuminate well traveled terrain with vibrancy and power. I jumped back along with Jack Flash.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/21/2012
The Rolling Stones would be proud...e

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