Recent Reviews for Kathleen Janz-Anderson
September Wind (Literary Fiction) (Book) - 3/10/2013 12:13:02 PM|
An amazing story of a young girls search for where she belongs, this story is proof that life does not make you a victim, you can make a choice to never give up. So descriptive that you can see, smell, and feel everything along with Emily. A must read for everyone.
September Wind (Literary Fiction) (Book) - 9/14/2012 2:32:27 PM
Kathleen, you've got my attention in your excerpts! Your descriptions, wonderful and word pictures - great! Several lines lured me. I was right there with Emily. The lines that curled my toes were, "...she shivered, squeezing her eyes in an effort to lose the vision...she held her breath..." I was crouched right there with Emily, shrinking at the next move. Although, I'm envisioning something...it certainly sounds like a page turner to me. Great job!
September Wind (Literary Fiction) (Book) - 8/23/2012 12:50:52 PM
Kathleen has a wonderful ability to draw word pictures of characters that bring them to life so that even the minor inhabitants of her book become real. She also uses the same brush to paint vivid pictures of her main character's emotions so that the reader is drawn in to her story, and pulled along unrelentingly by the desire to discover what the future holds for her.
September Wind (Literary Fiction) (Book) - 7/27/2012 6:27:55 PM
This book is filled with painfully beautiful descriptions that take you to a different time and place. Many times, I felt as though I was walking with Emily on her journey, and experiencing her life. A roller coaster of emotions and a page turner all the way to the last chapter. I absolutely loved it! At the top of my recomendation list!
Gliding Up The Coast (Short Story) - 9/10/2012 10:58:54 AM
You have such a brilliant imagination Kathleen. Your short stories are too short, I always want to know more!
He chose to stay silent (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 6:29:27 AM
Shock and nerve damage. Understand that he was whipped so much that his skin peeled off. After a while, He probably felt nothing. A few years ago, I broke my leg, both bones, 6 inches above the ankle, completely, with a loud, “crack,” but no pain or shock, whatsoever. I had the foot x-rayed, but the breaks were not discovered for fifteen days. It is quite possible, after his initial beating, that he felt nothing of the wounds inflicted after that.
He chose to stay silent (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:25:02 AM
a wonderful verse of truth
He chose to stay silent (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 7:59:11 PM
Amen and amen. Powerfully penned, Kathleen, thank God for His Son and His great love!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 10:57:52 AM
I know about the cruelty of bullying since I experienced it as a child because my parents were immigrants and we were not readily "accepted" in the community. Well done, Kathleen. Love and best wishes,
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 1/15/2013 6:14:25 PM
This is lovely Kathleen!
to many mean spirited people
gentle beauty, I hope she recovered
Love's Bouquet & Sweet Perfume
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 1/10/2013 1:12:20 AM
This work is sweetness.
Every Lover's Dream (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 4:35:01 AM
Such a small poem that speaks volumes. We can't see love as we can't see God but we know God is love and we thank God that He gives us love with care.
Well... sounds like a new poem..
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 11/8/2012 10:41:43 PM
A GREAT tribute to mom. Yes, she is in Heaven.
Our daughters lost their mom. That was over 27 years ago. They never got over it.
Peace, love, abundant blessings,
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 2:42:21 PM
There are always bullies ... but to rise above their hate and predujice is worthy of flowers ...
A Woman of Substance ... an inspiring story I read many years ago.
And congratulations on your award. Cheers Margaret Rose Blake.
Every Lover's Dream (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 8:26:22 PM
And that is the most precious gift... ...succinctly expressed and most engaging in meaning and emotion awakened. Thank you, Kathleen. Love and best wishes,
RAW (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 10:38:43 AM
An intriguing poem.
RAW (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 10:00:10 AM
"Raw" what a perfect title.
Never-ending Pardons (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 9:47:35 AM
A most apt, timely, and meaningful write expressing an endless and universal theme. Thank you, Kathleen. Love and best wishes,
RAW (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 9:46:15 AM
Gripping and meaningful verse, Kathleen. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Never-ending Pardons (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 6:21:26 AM
Oh my what love can do, only when you are in the midst of it, on the front lines, protecting them from the bullets, bandaging them, and then if the war is ever over, to get them over their hurt, will the war ever be over, who knows when the immediate, the very moment is more important to act, think and feel about. Bless you!
Never-ending Pardons (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 11:46:45 AM
It's hard for me to fathom the problems of being an enabler for an addict. I've only been supportive of the ones that I've known. I would never enable them to get drugs or whatever compulsion they need to just get through the day. In that respect I have been a success, because, while I wasn't there to feed the addiction, I was there with support when the addiction was over.
Never-ending Pardons (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 4:26:13 PM
I'm (was) the addict / Fought my demons alone / I conquered the demons and walked away from the dope and a lot of mental problems caused by ... won't go into that just now. I like the simplicity of this poem, because being on drugs and getting off drugs is actually very simple. Your mind has to be up front and center and never leaves you during the trying days, week, months . . . whatever, that it takes before you know you have joined the human race again.
Never-ending Pardons (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 2:14:12 PM
i have known a couple and it is not the best of lives
Peeling The Truth (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 12:13:56 PM
A very nice tribute to a brother, any brother. I like the last stanza.
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 4:03:36 PM
Nice work and beautiful verse !
Every Lover's Dream (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 4:03:13 PM
You painted this in a very beautiful manner right from the heart.. A great write..!!
Sleep Come (Poetry) - 9/12/2012 8:53:39 AM
I think is amazing how you catch the essence of sleeplessness!
Every Lover's Dream (Poetry) - 9/9/2012 6:44:25 PM
So profound with so few words! I find I want you to expand on this lovely thought.
A MOTHER IN WAIT (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 3:54:01 PM
the tragedy of war affects everyone.
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 9:33:29 AM
This is so touching to my heart of love for Mother. (My mother too has passed on to our Heavenly Home) Your words absolutely tugs at the heart-strings! Thank you for sharing such sweet words of Motherly Love. God Bless,and Shalom ♥ ƸӜƷ
WHEN STORM CLOUDS GATHER (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 7:56:27 AM
Truer words were never spoken, Kathleen. He is ever with us to comfort; He places his hands in ours leading us and showing us the way. Lovely words.
Joy L. Hale
A MOTHER IN WAIT (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 8:35:06 PM
I know that prayer for our children!! I so deeply feel your compassionate heart and love for your children through these words.
WHEN STORM CLOUDS GATHER (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 8:24:38 PM
An lovely little reminder of where our joy is Kathleen!
A MOTHER IN WAIT (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 10:32:55 AM
Bless you for the precious awareness of the fact that nothing is guaranteed but to be appreciated as fully as possible and cherished. Your compassion for others and the depth of your awareness of the precious gift you had even back then when raising three sons might have been pretty tough as well as rewarding, speaks well of the person I feel you must be. Be well, Kathy
Peeling The Truth (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 10:30:00 AM
Kathleen you have wrung tears fom me both for your sad tale here told so bravely that I relate to in the loss of my brother, and the gripping way you express your grief and the comforting epitomy you reach. I invite you to read a poem of mine, called "Dear Lord" and I think if you do you will see we come to a similar place in which to lay down at least some of that grief. Thank you for your comment on Hummingbird, and thank you for this offering. Well done indeed. Be well, Kathy
WHEN STORM CLOUDS GATHER (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 2:06:39 AM
This is awesome Kathleen.How true it is.Thank you so much for writing this wonderful reminder.
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 4:07:26 PM
I to lost my mom, years ago. This poem reminds me just how much I miss her. very gripping-
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 11:16:25 PM
Lovely memories tenderly expressed.
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 11:51:45 AM
She was a wonderful mother in spite of her situation. My mother is still alive and number fondly those home-baked bread pastries and canned goods. So does she.
When I Think of My Mother (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 10:10:42 AM
love was shining through every one of your heartfelt lines kathleen and i felt like you were talking only to me as we were sitting eye to eye. as diana l. told me in her last review to me "when you tell what you know...it will show" and how wise she is...this is a perfect example...pat
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 4:31:13 PM
Wow, this speaks volumes. Bullying is rampant in schools today. Something should be done! This poem is awesome, love it! My Grandchildren are in school, one in high school and they see it everyday!
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 11:05:59 AM
Shades of “The Color Purple.” The fate of too many women who have lost a child the dances to the flowers in the field.
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 7:08:44 PM
Excellent work, Kathleen
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 2:05:25 PM
A perfect few words paint a heart-breaking picture, but with that hope for a better future at the end. Kathleen's words always move me!
Peeling The Truth (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 1:53:23 PM
so beautiful...there are invisible strings sometimes between brother and sister that go beyond understanding or consolation for
beautiful....there are invisible strings between some brothers and sisters that go beyond understanding leaving us near inconsolable in the letting go...
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 1:45:03 PM
these scattered words say so much...'she picks the roses and dances'...wonderful title...it drew me in ...so glad it did
She Picks the Rose and Dances (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 1:20:16 PM
well penned and orchastrated i enjoyed this
Unrequited Bitter (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 6:34:44 PM
People who commit suicide hide their pain well.
They do not want to burden themselves and so
being in that dark and deep well they are unable
to rationalize. They end their life and the ones
who are left behind feel the pain that the person
Unrequited Bitter (Poetry) - 8/12/2012 8:06:16 AM
if this is true...it is sad for anyone to bare but especially from five years old. if it is not true...it is still sad because indeed, it could very well be. thanks
Unrequited Bitter (Poetry) - 8/11/2012 2:21:33 PM
this piece is so moving and heart wrenching
Unrequited Bitter (Poetry) - 8/11/2012 10:17:01 AM
A sadness runs through this haunting tale. It reminds me of my poem, “Poignant.” I just hope it isn't true story, but only a figment of your compassionate imagination.
Sleep Come (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 5:08:04 PM
You took the words right out of my mouth. Well-expressed. I love sleep...when I can get it. :-)
Sleep Come (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 3:56:15 PM
This is a winsome invitation to a night of blissful, peaceful sleep. Makes me feel like a lovely nap right now!