Recent Reviews for Kathy Kopp
Mad Dance of Bees (Book) - 12/12/2005 8:54:56 PM|
The 'PAGE TURNER' in color, is like a katie-cat. A calico katie-cat. It's almost a purr, how comfortable you are; nestled with Chopin and Brahms, Bach and Bartok. I think music is really a part of you...so much so, that you THINK lyrically!?. Something like that Katie...As Always~~your Alex.
The Andaconda Corridor (Short Story) - 11/3/2008 3:24:57 PM
I like this, Kathy. I like your writing style. You reminded me
of when, in October 1967, I walked through Checkpoint Chrlie and spent the day walking through a rather grim East Berlin. The GI guard at the checkpoint though I was nuts, since I was not allowed to take my passport with me, and only 5 marks east. You know what East Berlin looked like. For some reason, West Berlin reminded me of Chicago.
Little Dogs and Yarn (Short Story) - 4/17/2008 6:21:04 AM
Well, I like Pomeranians too, but Peepers and his mistress could be an irritating pair. At least they made a good yarn, pun, pun. But I enjoyed it. I liked your descriptions, Kathy...Jerry
Little Dogs and Yarn (Short Story) - 2/2/2008 9:49:37 PM
Delightful story, especially since I love Pomeranians! They are sooo cute! Very well penned, Kathy; enjoyed~
(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 8:25:05 PM
It is nice, Kathy to lose oneself in remembering who we should be honoring and shedding ourselves of the concerns of the world.
Undressing the Broker (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 8:23:09 PM
Kathy...reading your work is a feast for the soul...it all comes together for me and the imagery you paint is pure gold. I would love it if you could write some new work...I remember you asked me in my absence if I was alright, and now I am asking you "are you alright, Kathy?
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 11/19/2009 2:52:48 PM
Kathy, having not occupied a small corner of the old church pew
for more years than I can recount, you got me to thinking with
this one. Yes, well done. -gene.
Undressing the Broker (Poetry) - 4/14/2009 8:42:24 AM
A thought-inciting metaphorical write, Kathy. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Heaven is Beneath Our Feet (Poetry) - 3/28/2009 1:39:00 PM
I find much meaning can be drawn from your verses, Kathy. This is worthy of pause for reflection. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Heaven is Beneath Our Feet (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 8:50:05 AM
I don't find this strange at all, Kathy. It is very insightful, and gives good allegory of the gemstone as compared to real personal values. It is well written. I agree with Edwin. I find poetry to be highly subjective as to any judgment. I like a basic definition once given me. Jonathan Holden, poet laureate of Kansas, said, "Poetry is high energy English."...that's, of course, if English is the language you write in.....Jerry
Heaven is Beneath Our Feet (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 5:24:43 AM
This is a good poem you have written here.Its not a strange or weird poem at all.Every poem is different and unique which makes it the best part.I enjoy reading it,take care
It's a heavy life (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 12:49:50 PM
As Regis says, this is lovely and meaningful poetry, Kathy, and it's also haunting, tearing at the heart. Somewhere in the middle of it, you needed a hug. It is very well done...Jerry
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 12:10:58 PM
You have recalled and shared the experience very vividly via your verses, Kathy. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
It's a heavy life (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 12:09:29 PM
A lovely and deeply meaningful write, Kathy. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes to you,
It's a heavy life (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 2:49:06 PM
And Kathy, it takes one accomplished poet to write
It's a Heavy Life. I love the cadence. I love everything.
And you did it in my favorite purple. -gene.
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 11/8/2008 1:14:08 AM
some really well developed images ...
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 4:22:41 PM
What a journey to go on. Excellent. Liz
Undressing the Broker (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 8:42:26 AM
Very intriguing, and very well put, Kathy. I think listening to music is a release for other creativity. Our homes, and our relationships to them, like suits of clothes, very creative and gifted thoughts----Jerry
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 8:38:21 AM
Kathy, you certainly know how to take a piece of your life, relate it to others, make it interesting with feelings, and then close it with a passion. This poem reflects all of this, and draws the interest as well as entertains....Jerry
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 10/30/2008 8:21:28 PM
This felt like a travel adventure with the stone, delightful :)
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 10/30/2008 4:19:04 PM
Wonderful writing sweet lady..HUgsss
Travels of the Aventurine Rose (Poetry) - 10/30/2008 4:17:33 PM
Kathy, thank you for this beautifully written and involving tale.
The closing lines are...excellent. -gene.
Undressing the Broker (Poetry) - 10/28/2008 9:25:07 AM
lol. "a simple sky blue suit" Not a cloud in the sky? Sounds like he was naked and exposed in the ends. Maybe he had too many skeletons in the closet so that he had no room for clothes? Loved it. Liz
Undressing the Broker (Poetry) - 10/27/2008 1:24:09 PM
It's funny, Kathy, when I'm listening to a Bach Flute Concerto,
I never think of wearing my house like a suit of clothes. I guess
I have to start listening better. Anyway, I love this. -gene.
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 10/27/2008 1:20:36 PM
Well done and fun, Kathy. You show that the rich and famous
can be "regular Randys" given half a chance. See you, Kathy.
The Friendship Bus (Poetry) - 9/27/2008 6:06:32 PM
A delightful poem, Kathy. True friendship is a treasure. Love and best wishes to you,
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/19/2008 4:21:26 PM
Very thrilling experience for you, Kathy, and a delight to read about. I'm sure this memory will be with you a long time--maybe even turn you into a team fan....Jerry
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/17/2008 1:01:01 PM
What a wonderful delight and I bet it was thrilling too, especially to find out they are just as human as we all are...
Be always safe,
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/17/2008 1:41:32 AM
Very exciting meet and write. I never met an athelete or a movie star before but I did shake the hand of John F Kennedy. Very down to earth write and experience. Peace, Love and Blessings Always. Paul.
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 9/16/2008 9:56:00 PM
Wow. This one was powerfully penned, but hard on the eyes: had to strain to read. Older eyes, you know. LOL Sad, when going to church has lost its joy...well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/16/2008 9:54:44 PM
How cool is that? At least he was nice: many forget where they come from (or, as we say down here, which side their bread's buttered on). Have met many in the country music field, most nice, a few *cringe*. Met one actor in my life, won't embarrass him by naming: but RUDE?!?? My word!! Enjoyed reading this encounter, well penned, Kath!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/16/2008 3:33:54 PM
This is nice,thank you sharing this encounter with an athlete.Its good to know that there are still athletes that can communicate and talk with people with courtesy and not have their heads up their behinds.I enjoy reading this poem,take care
Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player (Poetry) - 9/16/2008 2:45:39 PM
Thank you for sharing this special encounter, Kathy. Love and best wishes,
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 6/29/2008 6:20:06 PM
Very good, Kathy, a poignant write about what it is to feel down even in church, and then have that inner joy and peace reach in to pull you up. You helped me too, especially with your thoughtful comments about the connections of our two poems. I found your thoughts on the woman in the leopard skin coat interesting...Jerry
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 6/28/2008 2:51:38 PM
This is very nice.I love reading your poem.Thanks for sharing
Feeling Blue in Church (Poetry) - 6/28/2008 12:53:41 PM
This is thought-inciting, soul-reaching and inspiring, Kathy. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,
The Friendship Bus (Poetry) - 5/20/2008 6:23:03 PM
And an adventurous and joyous ride it is.....
Be always safe,
The Friendship Bus (Poetry) - 5/20/2008 4:25:57 PM
Very interesting analogies in the poem, Kathy. I liked the comaraderies, expectations, and ties to nature expressed. It kind of makes you want to get on an old bus with your friends....Jerry
Patterns (Poetry) - 5/6/2008 10:13:20 AM
I was gone for 10 days, had a short break before being gone for a week again, and now I'm back to see Patterns, Kathy. Very interesting write seeing past the superficial into the true-knit lives of the people beyond. Nice color in creating the novel in the final stanzas...Jerry
Building B Boiler (Poetry) - 5/6/2008 10:09:05 AM
Amen to what Regis and Karen had to say, Kathy. The poem gave the feel of the helpless state of a person trying to help with none of the control to really allow it...good catch of the frustration. Interesting structure to the poem too...Jerry
Patterns (Poetry) - 5/2/2008 9:43:43 PM
Very enjoyable with a loving heart knitted into it, nice pattern....
Be always safe,
Crushing the Condos (Poetry) - 4/26/2008 12:30:36 PM
I agree with Michelle. Your message is timely and most important. Love and best wishes to you Kathy,
The Santa Maria Aqua (Poetry) - 4/26/2008 12:29:11 PM
An inspired and inspiring write, Kathy. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes,
Building B Boiler (Poetry) - 4/26/2008 12:27:28 PM
Harsh and real... ...and sad that some folks have to live this way... ...and some even in worse circumstances. Thank you, Kathy. Love and best wishes to you,
Building B Boiler (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 8:19:08 PM
Oh boy does this one bring back memories. Once lived in an apartment complex where the landlord would just keep adding clams when pipes busted instead of calling a plumber. After a while I lost count of all the clamps that ran throughout the building....
Be always safe,
Swimming in milkthistle (Poetry) - 3/27/2008 10:54:51 AM
Very sensual, Kathy. May be one of my favorites you have done...jerry
Crushing the Condos (Poetry) - 3/27/2008 10:53:02 AM
Good imagry again an d commentary on the potential emptiness of the techno life and corporate workplace as contrasted to the natural world. Good one, Kathy....jerry
The Santa Maria Aqua (Poetry) - 3/27/2008 10:50:15 AM
Interesting cross references of geography, history, mythology and human feeling in a poem of imagry, Kathy. Just got back from a prolonged stay in Colorado great plains, mountains and desert so I'm prepped for such works. Enjoyed it...Jerry
Mad Dance of Bees (Poetry) - 3/27/2008 6:57:11 AM
I like the sounds & bee similie. I've never been to Maine but I it sounds better than Georgia all except for the Bees. However, we have Mosquitos so I guess we live in even states of itching. Great piece all around sista!
Bitter Mercy (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 2:44:29 PM
Excellent work and imagery throughout. You have many memorable lines in this brief piece.
Swimming in milkthistle (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 2:41:41 PM
I love poetry that speaks to the senses as your work does.
The Santa Maria Aqua (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 2:40:21 PM
Loved the impression this left me with, Kathy
The Santa Maria Aqua (Poetry) - 3/23/2008 5:00:07 AM
Excellent imagery. A soothing and gentle write. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Crushing the Condos (Poetry) - 3/16/2008 12:44:17 PM
Great message, really makes the reader think!
Crushing the Condos (Poetry) - 3/14/2008 2:06:42 AM
You once asked me if I was into gems. I guess I am, I just read one. Has this type of living become a necessity or is it just status quo? Peace, Love and Blessings Always Paul.
The Trail (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 8:19:27 AM
Your poetry is truly beautiful, Kathy. Your kinship with nature is strongly sensed as I read your verses. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Mad Dance of Bees (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 8:17:54 AM
You have captured and shared the moment most effectively, Kathy. You make me want to visit Maine (I think the fall would be best but I don't really know). Stephen King hails from there and I have read a lot of his books. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and best wishes to you,
Swimming in milkthistle (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 8:15:31 AM
I am drawn into the mood of your verses, Kathy. This is fine poetry. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes,
Swimming in milkthistle (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 5:32:42 PM
Beautifully written. Reminds me a little of grandma's farm in upstate New York.
Lily Pond (Poetry) - 2/29/2008 4:40:51 PM
My favorite comparison was the foot in the slipper, but very nice use of language throughout...Jerry
The Knitting Club (Poetry) - 2/29/2008 4:36:56 PM
Unconcerned like a cocoon in winter--I like that.. The entire poem is filled with wonderful alliterations and descriptions. Very nice and satisfying, like knitting ought to be, good imagery. As a country boy, the idea of a knitting group on the 94th floor of anything sounds other-worldly, but intriguing...Jerry
The Shrink (Poetry) - 2/29/2008 4:31:05 PM
I certainly like that image of a Hemingway mustache sunk in his cunning features. As a matter of fact, I really enjoy all of your description and dialogue here...Jerry
Blizzards and Cattle Drives (Poetry) - 2/29/2008 4:25:12 PM
Very colorful, Kathy. Reminds me of times I was one of those persons driving the cattle, and they didn't want to go--would break and run on you. Interesting relationships of real lives coming into contact with each other, your world and the world outside ......Jerry
Popcorn (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 11:58:35 AM
I think "popcorn" can be symbolic and a source of inspiration (i.e. popcorn clouds, popcorn blossoms, popcorn thoughts etc...). You got my attention, Kathy. Coincidentally, I also have a poem entitled "Popcorn" posted here at AD. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,
Popcorn (Poetry) - 2/13/2008 11:49:44 AM
Interesting allegories tied to old memories, popcorn, and even clothing here Kathy. Ouch on that last stanza with the old brown coat and the habitual marriage, too familiar to lots of people, but good poetry....Jerry
The Trail (Poetry) - 2/5/2008 12:52:08 PM
You paint scenes of nature that appeal to me, somewhat like a common background only a little different. I like the detail and description you include in your poetry as well as the subtle....Jerry
High in the Flint Creek Hills (Poetry) - 2/5/2008 12:49:15 PM
Very nice, warm intimacy, of a true love. You are blessed. Good poem, and I enjoyed the feeling it gave me....Jerry
Mad Dance of Bees (Poetry) - 2/5/2008 12:46:17 PM
Very nice painting of a story in poetry, Kathy. Good description...good rhythm...Jerry
Blizzards and Cattle Drives (Poetry) - 2/1/2008 2:33:34 AM
Cattle drives today sure are differnt than on TV. Your imagery was excellent. Must be interesting though ; the only things that cross the road in my neck of the woods is an occasional skunk or rabbit. That pot roast sounds delicious...with carrots I hope. Thank You for visiting my site and the excellent comments. As far as the roses, I grow them. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Subliminal Bears (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 8:42:43 PM
I love your use of imagery and also how you achieve a sense of rhythm, without using actual rhyme, that allows each word and each image to flow smoothly from the reader's tongue. Great work.
Subliminal Bears (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 8:29:51 PM
i would think these thoughts capture the imagination as it begins to dream rather than just before falling to sleep ... either way, found them quite intriguing ...
Subliminal Bears (Poetry) - 1/16/2008 1:49:50 AM
Love your imagination, Kathy. Excellent work.
Subliminal Bears (Poetry) - 1/13/2008 1:01:26 PM
"One bear in a green tux lingers"
I want what you're smokin'...;) ed
Cinnabar (Poetry) - 9/18/2004 7:33:12 AM
I like this. Thank you.
The Knitting Club (Poetry) - 9/18/2004 7:29:41 AM
While this may be perfectly clear to you, as a reader, I feel there are too many (different) images here that don't connect - and as I finished reading, I wondered what this had to do with The Twin Towers. Just my humble opinion. (I do like the comparison of the hairdos and wrapping paper.)
Madingley Road (Poetry) - 9/18/2004 7:18:12 AM
"loud as the lemon spotlight" <--- excellent line
Lily Pond (Poetry) - 9/18/2004 7:13:50 AM
Excellent use of similies, and a teriffic finish. Thank you.
Lily Pond (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 8:59:20 AM
A nice poem.
Lily Pond (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 4:47:10 AM
Lily Pond (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 4:40:42 AM
I could see the water the bird and you... well written and telling of love between a parent and child one of growth... great write
Hays (Poetry) - 8/26/2003 9:29:32 AM
Quite a story............ it went somewhere I didn't expect............
The Page Turner (Poetry) - 4/30/2003 1:03:37 AM
The Page Turner (Poetry) - 4/8/2003 12:45:01 PM
Hays (Poetry) - 3/12/2003 12:37:38 AM
'Sweet jeesus'...that is what thay would say on the Res.....
Patricia Bird (a friend) would have hugged you right off your feet for that poem-and she could do it....very big, English degree....died in prison.
The Page Turner (Poetry) - 1/31/2003 2:30:46 PM
I enjoyed this very much ...some wonderful images.
The Page Turner (Poetry) - 1/31/2003 8:23:33 AM
Kathy - this is fabulous...what a read!
Hays (Poetry) - 1/7/2003 9:08:23 AM
Enjoyed it Kathy. Keep writing. Bill Murray
Hays (Poetry) - 1/7/2003 4:36:08 AM
i spent 14 yrs in a first nations community in n. ontario