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  1. Date: 9/23/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Hi Chris!I have definitely missed out on reading and commenting on your poems-- this poem is just so real. I really enjoyed how you brought to life the nostalgia here. It was almost like taking a peek into the past, & I like how you wrote this in a way that is reminiscent of a children's story/rhyme (especially the "We, four... part" That last stanza was the perfect way to end this, there is just something so umm nostalgic, haunting even about blossoms falling from trees...sent you soupmail btw.

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:36:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this fantastic write full of wonderful imagery, emotion and memories. It captures the essence of childhood friendships and innocence and the refrain is unforgettable. A must for my faves!

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Wonderful Peter Pan like childhood memories...what a magical tree and friends with the greatest imaginations. I never knew robins made love in the air...very coolio. The entire poem is beautifully scripted and could be made into a short movie...if I could only capture my childhood in poetry as eloquently as you! are in a class of your own. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 1:08:00 PM
    FRESH! For some reason it takes me back to Summer Madness by Will Smith! It reminds me of my two sisters and I! Very playful and youthful piece! YOUR NEW FAN... BLACKSTARR

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 4:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed this...congrats on your win...BG

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:42:00 PM
    2 #1 in a week!! And how could this be other than a #1! to my fav's & a 7..Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 9:50:00 AM
    Congrats on your fabulous win Chris! Gripping write and stirs such deep emotions...Well Done...hugs, love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Congrats. on your worthy one spot, Chris. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Chris. Outstanding write. Kudos. Nice going. All the best. Ralph

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 7:18:00 AM
    Chris congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 5:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win in my "Memories Of May" contest Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 2:23:00 PM
    A piece very rich." in description; you have brought us in this appealing tactile write Chris..

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:16:00 AM
    The childhood memories are the best, at least for me - the innocence, the true friendships, the fun, everything being new. Fine write, Chris. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:29:00 AM
    when you say legs like trees, do you mean in strength or are you really tall?? heehee And now I am waiting for YOU to do that contest too!!

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:19:00 AM
    Yes, Ruben soupmailed me that you were talking about a tree, And when I go read it again, geeez, there is the tree at the very beginning of your poem!!! how blind can I be. Yeah at 57, I am pretty much the same build as always. Just a wee bit thicker in the middle. My legs are still in great shape. I can bench press around 300 pounds with them. My mom always told me that my legs were the part of my body she thought was the best.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 1:33:00 PM
    Bravo....a poem to be proud of Chris,well done. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 4:59:00 AM
    love the sensitivity here Chris, you come across here on soup with so many entities, all wonderful, but this is the best yet, in my opinion that is. always a pleasure to read you my Canadian friend. harry

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Superb writing Chris...some memories last forever don't they? This moved me in so many ways...

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 3:55:00 PM
    chris, this is amazing writing. Very classy! You would be good as a novelist, great description. It reads sincere and yet I am wondering if you made it up since I was thinking you grew up in Canada? And it mentions the savannas of Africa. So is it true or not? I love the nostalgia of four friends (or perhaps brothers and sisters?)

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 4/26/2012 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL! I thought he was an astronaut! Read it again: "It was a great fortress of imagination -"
  1. Date: 4/25/2012 3:51:00 PM
    well Chris, Gwen is advertising that ta ta tanka as YOUR form. haha. let me read this one now.

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 5/15/2012 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry was only a ta ta joke...