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by Kate Burnside
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Hidden, this thing has light unto itself,

buffed by nothing but its own reason;

sensing just a fragrant incense

and a soft infusing flame.


Then darkly it sparkles, tender-bedded

in its frail-flesh husk, each unhewn facet

shorn from the searing that is love-flood,

blood-rush, laval tingle-warmth of touch.


Each new-escaping beam renders its face a rose –

beauty-blushed, full-open –

or the quicksilvered watery passage

between mind’s shoreline and the moon.


Until, with splendour not bushel-buried,

it seeps through yielded breast and bone,

ignites the fiery fuse of nerve

to set its sacred diamond

in the ring of its own making,

bestowing its most precious shine

upon the jewel who wears its crown.





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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/16/2012
Kate a poem of breathtaking descriptives and the beauty only you can weave.
Reviewed by Charlie 6/13/2012
So much control in this crescendo of imagery, with a double ff ending-- loud and exhuberant. 'Tis a thing of beauty. --Charlie
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/13/2012
There are so many facets to this poem. It Shines in of itself. Love is like a shiny jewel fit for a queen or king bestowing upon them a crown of beauty and let me tell you your line between mind's shoreline and the moon is deeply moving and inspiring!!!

Great poem, now onto your part two..

Much peace, love and light,
Amber (Moonshine lol)
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/11/2012
Today, I spent hours trying to feed and take care of a little hatchling and once again I felt the fragility of life, its strength, its beauty... Because of this experience, your poem felt like a meditation on life and its value, its splendor. Your poem shines a different color with each reader.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/11/2012
Craftsmanship in the finest as it is 'felt'..and to the moon! wow
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/11/2012
Love the last verse especially-beautiful work!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 6/10/2012
Beauty blushed full blown rose for Lady Kate.
Wonderful shining delightful poetry.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 6/10/2012
"...not bushel-buried..." is one among a dazzling array of images in this shining, shifting, rare sepulcher-resplendent shimmer of shapes and sounds designed so carefully to caress the reader into a state of rapt appreciation for the authentic aura of ardor that permeates this ripe plum of a poem... nicely done, Kate.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/10/2012
Kate, your diamond jubilee glitters and glistens with a unique corona surround - you have captured the essential glow of Regina on the Thames with your unique verbal talent - and what a polished gem it is - bravo! - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/9/2012
Earl grey carats stirred with crystal facets...luster brew drink of her majesty, well.

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 6/9/2012
Shine On!!!! I too bow to the literary lady.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 6/9/2012
Synergism seems apparent here as I too felt compelled to write about light this morning, addressing similar phenomena that eludes most some of the time, and remains companion for some most of the time. Beautifully rendered.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2012
You provide much substance to ponder upon in your verses here, Kate. There is so much symbolism to interpret. You certainly awaken thought. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/8/2012
Doesn't matter how many times we do, each time to be in love is well worth the end of same...e
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 6/8/2012
Kate, this piece could be the thoughts of a lapidary, a miner dreaming, a human being growing and changing until reaching a peak of acheivement...or so many other things...I suspect you delight in keeping a reader's thoughts "darkly sparkling", just as you delight in the enjoyment your words bring...well done. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by D. Vegas 6/8/2012
Shine it does and I agree with Kenny, Kate, many hidden gems in this Gem of a poem...Enjoyed as always...

Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/8/2012
are you in jubilee mood, Kate?
certainly inspired by recent events..
'buffed by nothing but its own reason;'
how i wish for a personal and universal polishing
with reason-soaked cloth

as always, a joy!

Reviewed by jude forese 6/7/2012
tis a place the soul is bejeweled to emit a sacred shine "between the shoreline and the moon" so it may sparkle its fragrant petals around the warmth of its hidden shrine ...
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 6/7/2012
What a precious piece laced with Kate Metaphors.
You always let your readers glean what they will.
I Bow and Curtsey to you, Literary Lady.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/7/2012
love your use of light in this piece.
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 6/7/2012
Sunrise spilling into still lake, igniting a soul mate. Deep connection. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/7/2012
Let me guess. The evolution of a diamond from the molten source of itts beginning to the watery cutting of its facets to the setting of its splendor on the mark that is the monarchy.

Happy Diamond Jubilee!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/7/2012
I keep visualizing some sort of exotic, maybe even a man-devouring plant as I read this.

Phrases such as "in its frail-flesh husk, each unhewn facet," and "Each new-escaping beam renders its face a rose – beauty-blushed, full-open –"

I love the excellent wordplay, and I apologize for not being able to completely "get" it. Patrick is probably right, and it is love in some form or other.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 6/7/2012
love how you sparkle words into these gems
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/7/2012
Excellant composition that delivers the utmost dramatic effect to the reader. Well done Kate.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/7/2012
Ah to fall in love again...Patrick
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 6/7/2012
Wonderful hidden gems in this poem, kate!

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