Recent Reviews for Kate Clifford
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 8/26/2013 7:34:18 AM|
I surely wood/would!
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 8/11/2013 5:19:03 AM
Creative thinking at its best. Hope there are still some rivers flowing in my drought-stricken area, because I am ready to go and dip the toes.
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 8/2/2013 11:01:46 PM
living on the edge, there is great strength to seek the water of life
nice thoughts kate , well done
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 8/2/2013 3:09:16 AM
I would but with my luck the river would be polluted and my roots would wither up and die...(ah, for pessimism, as without it we wouldn't have optimism...)e
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 11:19:57 AM
I sure would. Probably go whole hog and skinny dip as well.
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 5:29:06 AM
Yes, I would too. Creative poetry, Kate. Enjoyed!
Love and blessings,
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 3:48:22 AM
yes i would
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 9:20:18 PM
beautifully composed Kate
I would quench my thirst by the river
pray under the shade of an oak
thanking God for giving me the substance of life
Love & Peace be with you
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 6:18:37 PM
If I were living on the edge...I would span out and embrace the life giving cool waters of that river so that every leaf would swell with the deepest green and allow my branches to sway in the gentle breeze. Excellent work, Kate
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 3:07:34 PM
Great poetry that stirs the intellect to ponder the greater meaning of life.
A Willow Tree Might Ask (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 2:51:34 PM
Very nicely done, and you bet I'd dip my roots into the river. Yes!
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 2:24:10 PM
Do the raindrops not soothe the spirit and let loose your bodys aching to be free? Sometimes it is then when we are reminded how much we are alive.
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 3:04:40 AM
Beautiful poem, beautiful bird that is acknowledged by a beautiful heart.
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/19/2013 8:41:33 AM
I too enjoy life when its raining
Love & Peace
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 5:37:52 PM
I love the rain as well and realize its need from time to time; however, at the sake of being negative, we've had just a tad too much where I live right now. But I'm happy for you, and you have expressed yourself well.
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 3:51:16 PM
Refreshing! Your painting adds ambiance...good to see you still painting and writing, Kate. I see an "Eye" in the painting, perhaps Horus?
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 3:44:12 PM
Very nicely done Kate.
Rain: what would we do without it?
But when it rains I love when it pours!
Spitting rain does not bring me joy, it is a tease.
Let it rain let it pour as long as I am not outside the door.
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 3:26:12 PM
where those naughty rain drops?
let it pour down dow down
cause I like this rainy day poem
Double Arc Rainbows
& The Clear Blue Sky
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 11:52:47 AM
I love the rain too, except when my roof leaks, which just got fixed today...bring on hurricane season...e
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 10:27:09 AM
Having never used an umbrella, I can't say I ever felt rain like that. But then, I can't say I ever had a bosom. ;-)
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 8:46:35 AM
As a kid, it was great sailing our home made boats down the side walk rivers.
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 7:13:49 AM
Yes, the big question. Insightful and love the art work.
I Love A Rainy Day (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 6:00:27 AM
Yeah! Let's git nikked and splash puddles . . .
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 8:50:05 PM
I love watching them on water or land
Love & Peace
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 6:10:39 AM
"...anger drip into the paper.." how perfect is that. This spicy piece is just right. Talk about reader-identification....you surely have that with this piece of writing. I enjoyed beyond words your "Friggen little half pint," and the reverse order of opening and closing stanzas...at first I thought it a direct repeat, which would have seemed a lesser finish than leaving off with "...maybe its a different color," but that the lines were transposed changed everything for the better. Best of the days to come, Kate. ~~ Diana
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 6:03:48 AM
I especially like "....catching life as it goes by." ~~ Diana
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 6:02:23 PM
I have alot of Canadian geese in my area and they are amusing to watch. Enjoyed your poem!
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 1:36:35 PM
It's been awhile, Kate...they own their own path, don't they, the Canadian geese? They know the universal secret to staying afloat and they give us the true meaning of soaring to new heights...great nature metaphor for us, your readers. Welcome back!
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 6:09:42 AM
I have read that the people of Rochester, Minnesota saved Canadian geese when they were almost hunted to extinction in the early part of the twentieth century.
I had an appointment in January, 1971, at the Mayo Clinic, to have a full workup on my spine to see why my condition was deteriorating. I got up early and drove in the calm, clear of a 20° below zero morning. As I approached Rochester on the interstate, I saw a flock of geese flying over the frozen landscape. It was quite a surprise, because I thought all geese flew south for the winter, especially under those bitter cold conditions.
Later, I read that the residents of Rochester provided food year-round for their resident flock of geese. That flock may be the descendents of the ones who were part of the reintroduction of Canadian geese to the wild.
My brother lives on the St. Joseph River in Elkhart, Indiana. The area is overrun with Canadian geese, nesting during the summer. They are magnificent birds and I'm glad we have them to admire.
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 1:52:13 PM
Ahh, yes indeed the do, Kate, and it is a beautiful site if you are lucky enough to observe them.
Canadian Geese (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 10:11:54 AM
YOU GAVE YOURSELF THE BOOT...? Don't get it stuck in places that are both smelly & hard to get out of...;-) e
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 6:20:26 AM
i would purchase his product and then return it ... tell him the quality has gone downhill...
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/7/2013 10:15:23 AM
Karma is good when it's on our side. While people didn't quit when I was dismissed just before my retirement, there was a lot of discontent among those remaining. I have noted that most of the people who treated me badly because of their prejudice and discrimination towards my race, my lack of religion and my disability, have had their comeuppance in the years since. Most have been fired, some have fallen on hard times, and a few have even died. Of course some of the unfortunate let go too early or retired in disgust have also died.
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/7/2013 8:40:27 AM
Better to move on. Karma doesn't like gloaters either. Good luck follows good thoughts.
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/7/2013 3:07:42 AM
what a wonderful write
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 5:13:01 PM
Kate, take your business elsewhere...e
The High Road (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 12:19:30 PM
Points well made, Kate. I do believe that one does not "get away" with anything. In the end, we are responsible for our actions and if there is a price to pay for doing wrong, that price will be paid one way or another. Love, peace, and best wishes,
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 12:08:48 PM
Benefits would kick in sooner than they liked? Gotta wonder.
Seems like experience and perseverance are punished, rather than rewarded these days. Don't blame you for being p_...er, angry!!
You have a great attitude, luv. It is bound to serve you well.
Opportunity will knock, you'll see.
xOx Phyllis xOx
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/14/2013 4:38:38 PM
some days just do
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/14/2013 9:13:05 AM
I love your attitude, Kate; it is not easy to "take the high road" sometimes. Cheering for you. Love and best wishes,
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 11:25:54 PM
Yes and there is no doubt in my mind that it is exactly as you have laid it out, Kate They have no souls and so it is their loss...it will not take them long to see that.
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 6:04:13 PM
Yes, ma'am, some days do suck, but with severance u got time to veg out and relax and become a better you...maybe if u went over this bosses head, at least just to show the main company what he is capable or in-capable of...? Good luck in whatever direction you go though I know you won't need it...ed
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 3:58:39 PM
good insight --I always like the old saying " This too will pass"
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 3:57:31 PM
yes some days do-but like the old saying there's a always a silver lining behind every cloud--I have been off work due to having become sick with a Burst appendix and abcess-so the last few months have been a time to take life easy-and learn to be Thankful-I Thessalonians 5;18--we will always have people in this world who will do nasty things to us--the trick if you will is to not let them get to you but see it as perhaps an open door for something better-hope an open door opens soon for you
Writing for the Soul (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 3:56:22 PM
"Now with severance pay I can sit back and enjoy every moment.
My arts and writing I’ll have time for again, maybe its a different door."
That is the way to think. Absolutely it is another door opening. You're thinking positive, and that is a good thing.
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 9:34:13 AM
Lovely work Kate, learning to trust our self is sometimes a prolonged lesson.
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 2:24:52 PM
Just beautiful! Write on and on...
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 9:44:50 AM
a wonderful 'heart' message. i like the style and form. thanks for sharing
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 5:18:42 AM
this has wonderful visions of the coming out to ones purpose
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 11:02:44 AM
You emote a sense of a need for instant gratification when you know that it will take a while for your wings to dry so that you can fly, too.
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 7:14:16 AM
And you are one who does it so well Kate..x0x0x
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 6:37:41 AM
Beautiful, and yes you are meant to write! Wonderful talent you have.
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 3:37:29 AM
This is truly from the heart. Nice poem
Best wishes, neerja
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 3:12:06 AM
Your poetry is always splendid and from the heart. This poem is an example of a well thought out poem that gets the message across perfectly.
From the Heart (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 6:45:33 PM
I find that writing from the heart is a great way to write...and you do so well at it, keep it up...e
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/21/2013 5:07:16 AM
this is lovely poetry Kate
I love this line:
"He rekindled my strength for tomorrow’s lessons."
and this one is so beautiful:
"Deep in my despair he entered me with laughter"
Soul to Soul...Spiritual Guides
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/21/2013 4:17:57 AM
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 11:04:52 AM
Beautifully written from beginning to end. Each word, line, sentence thought all dedicated to 'Timeless Love.'
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:31:11 AM
In our time of need, memories will always fill in the blanks for time lost.
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 11:26:42 PM
i totally empathize with this poem ... it's theme runs deep ...
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 8:56:46 PM
When love is beyond love, it's hard for others to understand. Very sweet, forlorn and defined, Kate.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 6:32:02 PM
Loved ones are always in one's heart
Peace be with you
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 5:25:44 PM
Good to see you posting again, Killer Kate! Eternity connects to past-life memories here in Timeless Love and the breaths we can still feel on our skin...parted and separated for a reason in another life brings us together in this one...keep looking, he's out there somewhere. Have a wonderful upcoming spring!
Timeless Love (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 5:19:44 PM
I have dreamt of my wife but never visualized her.
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 1/17/2013 8:46:44 AM
this is another awesome read Kate
and I like to think I have funny bones
but this offering for me is deeper
along being very metaphorical
I Love how you took the resources of this
inspiration & crafted it's meanings...
Microsoft Anomalies & The Red Squiggly Lines
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/17/2013 8:37:00 AM
I Love Love Love Dark Poetic Expressions! It's my favorite, and
you have penned an awesome poem here with so many perfectly
penned inquisitions...This is an awesome read!!
"cracks in the universe" brilliant!!
and this!!: "Angel of mercy with devil claws and tricks that redden Satan’s cheeks" this is like dark chocolate for me :)
...and "In Silence is a sound, a wave, a movement touching on my soul"
Shiver Me Timbers & Darklings Muse
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/16/2013 10:48:29 AM
There is connectivity in the way this poem reads from line to line, like waves. I like the arrangement and length of these lines and the push-me-pull-you contents. Strong. ~~ Diana
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:40:56 PM
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 4:26:59 PM
Angel or demon? Are you or I either...? how would we know...? e
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 12:30:41 PM
Wow! You sure have an active mind. There aren't any devils, or ax.ngels for that matter, dancing around in my mind. Just wonderful thoughts about being alive and having such angels as the one I just wrote about taking care of me in this world with my mind clear to write the next great novel.
May your demons be banished and all your dreams be of angels.
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:42:20 AM
Fortunately, the angels who have saved me time and time again (even from myself) have all been beneficial to me and I am grateful. Thank you, Kate. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
Angel or Demon (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:21:59 AM
We all face temptation in all guises as the devil has many tricks he plays on us.
The Written Word (Poetry) - 1/10/2013 12:18:07 PM
Brave in the face of all these lengthy writs, bless ya!
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 2:30:54 PM
Wonderful, insightful poem, Kate.Each of us faces these "moments"; this poem will help us to deal with/cope with /handle them, more successfully.
Barbara J Henry
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 6:58:42 AM
your imagination is deep, Kate and has no limits ...
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 4:49:17 AM
Imagination is the jet fuel for Poetry-excellent
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 1:19:57 AM
Great imaginations makes great poetry! Nice to read you again, Kate ...
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 7:12:49 PM
Great imagination, Kate
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 1:09:31 PM
you have peened your diverse imagination very well
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 11:33:48 AM
An impressive journey of the mind's eye: Imagination takes us higher than any lysergic ever could (so there, Ron!)... Nicely penned, Kate.
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 10:14:21 AM
In MY imagination, I am right there with u...e
Beyond Imagination (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 9:56:40 AM
Sure sounds like a psychedelic trip. Have you been around any LSD lately? ;-)
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 6:31:44 PM
EMBRACE OUR EXPERIENCES AND USE THEM AS STEPPING STONES TO A BRIGHTER AND BETTER TOMORROW. BECAUSE AFTER ALL, THE WORD OF GOD IS NEVER WRONG AND IT SAYS, 'ALL' THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD AND ARE CALLED FOR HIS PURPOSE. WE CAN'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLD...BUT WE DO KNOW WHO HOLDS OUR HAND. GOD BLESS YOU, KATE. THIS IS AN AWESOME INSPIRATIONAL WORK. VERY MUCH ENJOYED. I WILL KEEP THIS ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:54:56 AM
I think most of us have been there but not all can describe like you Kate!
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 11:33:20 AM
Ah, I know the feeling! A truly creative poem!
Holy Mother of Terror (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 8:46:49 AM
What a uniquely, wonderful writing...Clever indeed, Kate...
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 5:20:35 PM
So good to see you posting again, Katydid! Welcome back! Your words have been missed! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 11:42:36 AM
A storm of thoughts is something like multitasking–completely fragmented. Your humor is hard for me to fathom, perhaps because I'm not Irish, or Welch or whatever. So I will just reload my mind with ammunition to comment better on your next poem. ;-)
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 10:57:30 AM
as you have given us in this delightful piece sometimes our minds race beyond where we can catch up, i liked this
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 9:41:51 AM
if not for the fragments, perhaps the journey to wholeness would not materialize - thanks for bringing us back and forward again
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 9:07:48 AM
How sweet it is..lol...Yes, you are so right here..This is
how life is, not only with the computer, but people...lol
Thanks for the repost and for sharing...
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 4:53:39 AM
I get that computer display too all the time, just gotta keep typin' along while those winds blow past...e
No Suggestions (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 3:48:18 AM
I pay these "helpful" reminders no mind for the most part.
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 10:57:43 PM
all nature and us...we connect beautifully. good picture. thank you
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 12:16:21 PM
The darkest times are surrounded by the light of an awesome God...I know because I have been there too. I think we all have..Well written, Kate....
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 6:32:02 PM
Not sure I am right/write(?) with the world as of yet, even though I am in my second life after the loss of my old one 3 years ago, but sometimes I seem to see or maybe its just sense that I AM getting somewhat more or maybe its less, at the very least, judgemental, allowing a "higher" power to pass judgement...Find Peace, young lady, Ed
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 4:18:57 PM
in the dark that is darker than darkest dark, out of that shadiest shadow of being, comes a quickening spirit to renew the light of life, and it is in these dark moments where sobs, sighs, groans and other outward expressions of inner yearnings break through our veneers that reserves of inner strength well up to wash away our tears... your poem attests to this and more... a suffering borne of suffering, broken by the strength of that suffering and still long-sufferingly strong enough to out-suffer the most suffering sufferer... let your poem be a beacon of resilience... a balm in the most gall-stricken Gilead...
I love the hope in the last line: "Bringing the smile back and my awareness is growing." Wonderful poem, Kate.
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 9:46:58 AM
I have never seen your joy or confidence waiver. That is the joy of knowing you and your writing.
A Dark Moment (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 8:23:19 AM
Whatever it takes, Kate, to make you right with the world is a wonderful thing. I went through mine October 2011 . . .
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 6:48:37 AM
a delightful subject to a wonderful poem ... their sweet song celebrates and manifests the voice of god ...
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 5:44:45 PM
For the pics Kate, just go to your "ADD/EDIT WORKS" page, then click on the red square next to this story, then browse for the picture in ur own personal pics, clik on the one u want and it will go into the little box and u then just clik on update, I think...I only do it everyday, u'd think I would know how to do it...;-) ed
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 3:24:26 PM
Ah! This is great. The chickadees always come to visit me when I am reading on the deck. They come very close, they are noisy little things but so very welcome. Thank you, Kate. Love and best wishes,
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 3:13:57 PM
Having five bird feeders in our yard, watching the brave flickering Chick-a-Dee's be there two feet from where we stand, I relate to this writing. Oh what an ingenious and blissful line -- the wind "Kissing me in places I dare say he would have been slapped for." That is beyond playful and salacious....as we women know the feel of the breeze up the skirt or in the blouse....very sensational writing. ~~ Diana
Chick A Dee (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 2:56:47 PM
Nicely done. Communing with nature in whatever form is delightful. Uh, maybe not so much hurricanes, but . . .
Holy Mother of Terror (Poetry) - 7/15/2012 4:00:02 PM
Truly unique and origianal writing and I love the allegory of Mother nature and her children...nicely done Kate.
Holy Mother of Terror (Poetry) - 7/15/2012 11:03:42 AM
A unique and thought-provoking perspective, Kate. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Holy Mother of Terror (Poetry) - 7/15/2012 10:28:12 AM
Hot here too...;-) e
Holy Mother of Terror (Poetry) - 7/15/2012 8:11:07 AM
Never had it explained to me in those exact terms, Kate. Just goes to show you, you're never too old to learn.
The Written Word (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 3:23:09 AM
It seems u've done so and as usual, quite well have u explained the writter word...e
The Written Word (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 2:50:58 AM
THIS, OF COURSE, IS A PERSONAL FEELING BUT I BELIEVE THAT ALL POETS ARE INSTRUMENTS, THUS, WE HAVE TO WAIT UPON OUR 'OWNER/MUSE' TO USE US TO WRITE WHAT OUR OWNER/MUSE WANTS US TO WRITE. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT...MY ANSWER, WHICH IS A PERSONAL OPINION TO YOUR LAST LINE. IT IS MY OPINION...A POET NEVER WRITES BY THEIR OWN COMMAND. ON THIS JOURNEY WE MUST WAIT FOR OUR 'OWNER/MUSE' TO WRITE THROUGH US. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Written Word (Poetry) - 7/8/2012 11:56:56 AM
Interesting thoughts and ideas to ponder but if we write what we think and feel...can we go wrong?
The Written Word (Poetry) - 7/8/2012 8:40:12 AM
Yea! Yes you can, and did, Kate. Writing! Nuttin' to it as you have just proven.
Big Changes Coming (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 6:58:06 PM
Thank you for the information, Kate. Best wishes with everything. Love and peace,