|Reviewed by Cryssa C
The visuals bring a lump to my throat as I see the determined skater, lacing her boots on against pain, but moving forward with a resolute sureness that wind/resistance is needed to help us soar... be it across a frozen pond or with wings in flight.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|the imagery is wonderful and perfect!|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|Sibelius sings to her, this swan of which her story dances.
Lovely entrancing poetry Kate.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by mark walters
|That's a fascinating study. The imagery is so powerful. Thanks,
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|I have often been amazed at how people can be struggling so on the inside, while appearing so serene from the outside. I believe you've captured this very well in a very interesting and enjoyable way.
Wow. ~Z.B. McClure 'Zach'
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|YOU'VE CAPTURED, SO WELL, A LARGE PORTION OF CHRISTINE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT...ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|An insightful, beautiful poem in tribute to Christine's. Nothing here escapes your keen observation. Are you celebrating the Queen?
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Emotions unfold as I read this gem..strength of every bit of our being is sometimes needed to take that step, thens glide again~|
|Reviewed by Valerie Crader
|Hi Kate. I love the art of ice skating as you employed it in this dynamic poem of heavenly warm faith. ~Valerie~|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|great imagery ,,, sure Christine will skate into the depths of this one ...|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Kate, A beautiful poem for Christine. I love the metaphors...
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
You have penned a beautiful response to Christine's Glissando poem. I also felt compelled to want to write a response, but I didn't and this poem truly is the essence of her.
Thank you for sharing your heart.
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Charlie
|Great visuals, and an ice-embracing encouragement that is seen as well as felt. A wonderful gift. --Charlie|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|the images delight, Kate,
and are in harmony with Christine's glissando;
love that Sibelius, its haunting reaching melody..
excellent choice in an excellent poem
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A lovely and meaningfuf metaphorical offering for Christine, Kate. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Googled some words but still found this to be quite a nice write for Christine...e|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|A lovely metaphor that dances with confidence and grace. "Boots of faith" is an image that speaks to me, as I can imagine her concentrating and getting ready in an almost ritual way - gestures that are repeated like some form of meditation and prayer - and the music of hope and faith accompanies her every move. A beautiful and meaningful way of making "sorrow’s thin-ice fissures
(appear to) disappear".
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Kate, thank you, I am utterly speechless!
This is so sweet!!! and what original music I hear from a Sibelius sister in spirit ~
Bless you love always, xxx
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Kate, perfectly written and complimentary to Christine's "glissando"
- she takes to the treacherous, rough black ice of personal sorrow with her shinny new skates of optimism and faith - love it my dear friend - I wish you love and peace - Jon Michael
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|I treasure writing that makes me run for the dictionary (Jerry), and this one is a svelt, multi-planed offering that exudes elegance and customed-honed lexicology; i.e. glissando, for a musician, entwined with grace of the arabesque and the sublime image of 'black ponds.' Rich tapestry and tribute. I love this. ~~ Dian|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|As a refrain to Christines Glissando this one is just what the poet ordered Kate. Like one poem off setting the other. Very nicely done and I am sure Christine will be flattered by the melding of your muse and hers.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Beautiful write; well done, Kate!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Wonderful imagry with superb references to figures of antiquity and reverence. One for anyone to keep and reread many times again.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Jeez! Had me scrambling for the dictionary. Love the fact that with a gleaming pair her "boots of faith" she goes into battle, determined to overcome pain and fear and the deep, swift-running waters rushing into Hades by way of darkness so pliable she can taste it. Loved this semi-musical rush to halt a horrible fate.|
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|Elegant narrative of that complex terrain called "mind."|