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Inscrutable
by Kate Burnside
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Yeah, I had to look up metonymy as well, but, having done so, I then wanted to work it into a poem! Synecdoche, anyone?! :)) xx

 

INSCRUTABLE

 

 

You can unzip her mind

but her heart, for now, is laced;

 

floss well with her metonymy

so your mouth’s fresh enough

to love her.

 

You nestle all night amid her

breasts of swollen metaphors

 

yet still smell the dew

of an unknown place as it

whets her inner reaches…

 

An unforgettable one-night stand

or the hearth you always come home to,

 

each well-turned phrase a stocking shed

on the mattress worn so well?

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Z McClure 6/5/2012
oh I enjoyed this one. And what profound comparisons!

~Z.B.McClure zach
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/4/2012
Kate you are so masterful with nuiance!
Reviewed by Axilea MU 4/13/2012
Feeling whole, such an essential feeling! Still, there is also the partial,fearful and fetishistic attachment, when the psyche can't handle the whole. It's all a game, really, with one thing replacing the other, a game of diversion, of hide-and-seek that has its fun side.
Great word choice, as always, Kate. The first two lines are clever and alluring and I love the bold imagery of the final lines.

Axilea
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2012
A penny for your thoughts....a bit more for the extras. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/7/2012
I just love this multi-layered poem which certainly smacks of genius, multiple layers of emotion as well!
Love, Blessings, and Happy Easter!
Chris
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/7/2012
Makes me think about how it's possible to never truly know someone, in and out. Love the mysterious feel to this poem, too.
Sheila
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/6/2012
Your metaphoric marvelous mind is giving us some unique and lovely poetry Kate!
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 4/6/2012
There is a hint of a piece of pi in this poem... a progression of imagery edging toward the infinite, never a sequence repeated... infinite variety in the tenor of your metaphorical import... carried to the reader in a vehicle we'd all love to ride! Nicely imparted glimpse of the heart. When love stands for something so meaningful, it may never fall at all... long may your mattress wear, without every wearing out... and (I think this is an original phrase for you, Dear Kate) may your art be always worn on your sleeve, as long as your heart is not a frayed end... or no end... so long as all your endings are happy... or at least bittersweet...

Still reading after all these years!
Roger
Reviewed by Charlie 4/6/2012
Never really quite getting to the bottom of her soul. Now to get to love her inside-out...well, that would be something. Oh, I know... There's this poem by AD's Chris Wright about loving -- "docking on her Saturn's rings" or something like that. Check it out. It's written with many a metonymic phrase as well. I like this for the double entendres at work, skillfully playing with the whole. --Charlie
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/6/2012
Your metaphors are alive and well.

Ron
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/5/2012
blushing here!
most entertaining, kate, you adorable scallywag ;-)
carolyn
Reviewed by jude forese 4/5/2012
wonderful placement of term and idea leaves the mind to wander amongst this marvelously expanded metaphor ...
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/5/2012
type cast persona as it were Kate, "each well-turned phrase a stocking shed, on the mattress worn so well?" -- I've flipped around tossed right side in and out, that's what it's all about -- impish while conveying an apt message -- love this work my dear friend -- I wish you love and peace -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/4/2012
the first two lines grabbed me and then realized thats exactly what she seems capable of........clever and cool. And dangling stockings indeed.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/4/2012
playful Circe Kate
but playful with real purpose
and impact
i love this

john
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 4/4/2012
Kate, I like your metonymy ... it speaks of... well... you know... I like the way you think. =))

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/4/2012
Like Walt, below, I too looked it up & still have to question its meaning...but not of the total poem, that I liked...e
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/4/2012
Did you have to end this so soon? Clever fun!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/4/2012
words are fun - something to play with - you do them so well ;)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/4/2012
Mysterious and vibrant poem Kate.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/4/2012
The first two lines struck sharp chords for me...So cleverly written...
Hugs, Diana...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/4/2012
Kate, you have stirred up the den with this one. I do have to admit, I looked up the definition for both words (Inscrutable and metonymy) I wanted to refresh my memory, lol I love this poem, and of course you would be the one to write this one.


(Metonymy)
“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” he was speaking figuratively of the thing the ears contained — that is, their function, their ability to listen, not some literal component.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/4/2012
Ah, Kate, you seared our thoughts and wishes with your double entendre venture into the mind and other of this unforgettable one-night stand. Brava!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/4/2012
It would be a bit inscrutable if one were to not know the word or phrase the metonymy or synecdoche replaces...but these teasing metaphors tend to construct the most delectable images. Very well done.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 4/4/2012
One can't help but exhaust your metaphoric journey and apply it to the joy of re-reading dogeared literature that has stood the test of not only time, but one's emotional investment, incurring losses as it does from time to time. Inspiring work that asks your fellow writers to dig below the surface and unearth that subtextual value you so expertly pen.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 4/4/2012
You could be so talking about my Muse these days.
Close but just out of reach. I liked that the metaphors abound.
Oh and I looked it up too, and still not sure about the meaning, lol.
Great Day,

Walt



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