|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|My dear Kate, I do believe you must've written this just for me - the knobbly knees, the sinking gusset of wool tights, swoops of sun and freckle-faced boys! It's as if you've just viewed an old reel-to-reel of my elementary days and used your word magic to enhance the images. I do believe I can smell fresh crayons and paste.|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|This is real and vivid, Kate. I really enjoyed your attention to detail in this poem. Her tights, the awkward stage, the friendship... Well done!
|Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
|Cute and innocent write Kate...no matter in which subject you write you write with such a grace and dignity...no doubt, AD is proud to have you around...and we poets are lucky to learn from you...keep them coming Kate...love n luck...BHUWAN!!|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|foot-foot-hand-hand-thump. My kind of cartwheel, until after month's of practice, I could finally do a handstand on a skateboard. Thanks for the memory jog. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Sweet! You gotta love a poem like this.|
|Reviewed by David Hightower
|Kate - Your words convey the shared exuberance and innocence of the young. Loved these lines:
the sudden swoop of sun,
a catapult of knobbly knees,
soft thump on new-mown grass
(and Peter still the right way up,
wreathed in greenery and grinning).
|Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
|Fun stuff, Kate.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Little children, acceptance, innocence, and puppy love, you said it all.
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Kate, I'm sitting here with a grin on my face. I love this....it's sweet, nostalgic, filled with innocence.|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|i love the sweet innocence of this!|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Such a playful innocents to this Kate,,makes one want to get up and do a cartwheel,,,smiles ps My Mom told me about those nuns...lol
|Reviewed by jude forese
|captures an innocent moment in your youth when life was "weightless and freewheeling" and uninhibited by the confines of the world, short-lived as it may be .... witty & droll ... fab imagery ...|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|What images you have made me recall so vividly! You have such a gift for detail Kate,and bringing things to life! Kudo's!|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Wonderful nostalgia. Youth wasn't wasted on youth here. Liz|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
Oh for that feeling of out of control spin where the rest of the world doesn't matter for then, the timeless independence of the moment..."no nun to tell us not to"...you fire my recalls, too, and I tumble headlong...and what an experience!
Thank you, thank you, Kate, for making a very heavy sultry morning so much lighter and brighter.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Ah sweet Kate, I read this and I felt envious of young Peter, to have known the vivacious and irristable "little" Katie of those days would have been a joy indeed. So deprived of that pleasure at least you allowed me the next best thing...a quick flashback through your memories into your childhood and I loved what I saw. Soooo cute and pee on the nuns...who needs em. LOL
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|I love this poem! Childhood revisited, what a carefree wonderful time it was. Well done Kate.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|OH WHAT FUN!! DELICIOUS MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS!...AND HOW WELL YOU DESCRIBE IT KATE. ENJOYED IMMENSELY AND THANKS FOR SHARING.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A sweet sharing, Kate. It reminds me of recess at Catholic school and the nuns who would get upset with me for chasing the girls. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|I love the light heartedness in this poem. You write with such diverseness that I just love all of your work. I look forward to the adventure of your style and form, even if it is a cartwheel experience. Wonderful poetry, Kate..
Much peace, love, and light my friend,
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Hah! This reads almost like a hard-boiled detective situation, something I am getting ready to post as soon as I finish this. This is a bit different for you, and I like the casual attitude you show here.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
You capture the magic, the wonder of childhood freedom and derring-do. 'I will if you will.' Those days long passed - my feet planted firmly on ground, but my head is still in the clouds (as you very well know). What say we ride the back of an elephant or look! - there's a Pteradactyl wanting to take us for a spin. =] Well done, my friend, I love the joie de vivre in these spirited/dizzying lines!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Cute as a button in this look back poem.|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|I love this freewheeling romp into childhood remembrances! It is bubbly and charming and reminds me of how much my children love to do cartwheels and sommersaults... Watching them is enough to make me dizzy though! :~)