|Reviewed by Tamara Perlin (Reader)
|The work of a writer with experience, unique creativity, and a knack for painting pictures with words. Your words, seem effortless. Wonderful write, Kimmy! Love, Mara|
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|You are so talented. I love your art work
and your written word. I will have to read
some of your short stories also.
|Reviewed by Debra Baker
|A lovely poem this is. A beautiful capture of a winter. Kimmy, soar with that pen in your hand. You have a vibrant talent.|
|Reviewed by Art Sun
|Your thoughts reflect many views of the harsh and bitter cold than can encase even the breath of life from not only Nature but the life of the wild, the sight of your painting to me holds small views of horses, cattle, and wolves, birds and many others and yet the tress stands and waits through the freeze for it knows .....spring and summer will arrive....soon...
a very nice work and a nice painting to reflect upon...enjoyed this work of yours...nice.....Art Sun...
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|You know, I totally love your artwork, Kimmy: so clear and resonant with strong and bold strokes. And my mind does funny things with your poetry... As with another of your linguistic-rich writes, I tend to "see" something entirely different as I let your words, many of which I confess to not entirely understanding, wash over me. With this one I am aboard an old sailing vessel in a gale, the timbers listing and heaving and the Bosun and Captain barking out orders to a frantic and wave-tossed-and-washed crew... Weird or what? Maybe that's what this First Tree was later translated into... the hull of a mighty ship, lost upon dark waters... Anyways, a perhaps different response, so hope you find it interesting! LOL K xx|
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|A lovely painting, and a beautiful poem to reflect its naked vulnerability to the winter season.|
|Reviewed by J M
|I loved the art work and if you are not use to Winter you would feel damned I grew up with it so nothing different either too cold or not cold enough. But the East received about our Normal... This year. Thank The Global Warming. I cannot grow oranges here:).
Wonderful work Kimmy!!
|Reviewed by Tactfully Naive
|Stylish artwork for a hy-brid Shakesperian/Contemporary style write.
Winter always has the last say when it comes to 'nipping in the bud'
|Reviewed by Chris Fitzgerald
|Both are magnificent
i can feel your words.
|Reviewed by A PAX
|a double delight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic art and poetry
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|I love this picture, Kimmy (will add it to your Webpage if that's okay). Nope, no ballad-war. I love the garden images and can almost smell the jasmine. The only critique I might offer is that the drama of the picture tends to overcome the poem (I kept wanting to go back to the picture). Very well done, Kimmy!
|Reviewed by H Cruz
|I love the limbs on this tree, very... Majestic... :)|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Beautiful write and picture as well...enjoyed both much. You are a lady of many talents my friend...
|Reviewed by Lynn Barry
|Reviewed by Lew Duffey
|Beautiful piece, even it does make me shiver. And that is a beautiful picture.
You do not want to travel north right now. Where I live we did not get the same amount of snow that they got further north but on top of the snow we got came sleet and freezing rain. It is hard and slippry and the temps are single digits with a wind chill factor that goes belowl
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Splendid offering Kimmy, and I love the painting...
love and peace, Carole
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Stunning, Kimmy, both painting and poetry; well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Excellent painting and verse, Kimmy; good stuff! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Captivating package Kimmy!!
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
An inspiring, striking imagination and beauty... This composition is rich in contents and rhythm; imagery and sounds.
I salute You, Poet.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|The proverbial apple stands out in this abstract art of yours, Me thinks I see a worm in it. Your talent is magnified not only in words but with the brush. Well done.|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|A superb poem Kimmy, it's just too short,(KIDDING) lOVE YOU, HOLLY|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Quite a captivating winter ballad and painting, Kimmy. And I truly hope the Maid of Spring arrives soon.|
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Great pen kimmy..Hugssssssssss|
|Reviewed by George Thompson
|Very well written and extremely expressive. You give life to inanimate objects and it works all the way through.
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|Excellant pen Kimmy. I can only find one thing to criticize about this pen. It's too darn good! ! !|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
The closest i've come to winter, its a bright warm spring day here..
Love the mix in this..
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|"air seizes the cold pants and..." yes it does, brrrrr! but one gets kind of warm with your words.
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|These verses open a passage into spring's airy glade lined by red alders and salmonberries dancing in sunlight. Even our footsteps signal a difference. Melt water from the glaciers form a kettlepond, a perfect circle, THE BALLAD OF A WINTER DAMNED has a hole in the doughnut appearance, the spring thaw! Has an Appalachia rhythm to it, Kimmy, seasonal rebirth of the woodlands...what Eve said to Adam..."I'll throw an apple-at-cha!"
P.S. You changed this picture after my review. I see the apple with a bite out of it, the snake wrapped around the tree, a whale/dolphin rising out of the water...I am glad that I could be of some inspiration to you, Kimmy. I will study the picture some more to see what else hits my eye in this camouflage art...Well done!
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|The travailing winds of change. Enjoyed this picture,oh how I want the warm summer breezes.|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Now this is one heck of a way to ask Spring to arrive :-) BTW noticed buds starting........covered in snow but they are there.|