Reviews for Backflips
absolute0 chapter 1 . 10/21/2003
Your recent poems differ in mood from your past ones as this time they deal about simple ideas and memories, quaint and nostalgic. Nice use of imagery here although I think the ending is a little loose (as far as style, I mean). )
MandELLA chapter 1 . 10/19/2003
wow that is so like my diary. It was from when i just moved, and my handwriting is messy and awful. And i can only barely remember the evenst that were "devastating" back then.

bravo!

MandELLA
Toireasa chapter 1 . 10/18/2003
I love this. Describes perfectly all the emotions one gets from going back and reading old journals. Suppose that's why you named it backflips? Makes sense. . Nice poem.

~Toireasa
Miamouse chapter 1 . 10/16/2003
I like the rhythm in this, and the whistfulness. I like the second half better, from 'the scratches on leaves' because it becomes more descriptive with clever use of language: 'valleys we've transversed'

But as a whole, it works and is subtly emotive, kind of creeps up on you.

Mia