Reviews for A Death in Maryland
Tethys-Orion chapter 1 . 2/4/2003
you strike close to home with this one.

i live in maryland,

and i truly did look over my shoulders and hide behind my car for two weeks straight;

the terror of the unknown steel

that carried death

and foe not seen

haunted my steps, the marble steps of Baltimore,

and gathered 'round the gates of the city.

And if the ghost of Poe

had stopped to cloak our tracks

or save us from the unseen grace

of the monster we had made

would we have seen him in the early light

with his black-clad shoulders

and his burning eyes,

carrying a single rose

and lingering in the shadows along Charles Street?
ShinigamiForever chapter 1 . 2/4/2003
I like the last few lines, about the child, and how you make these simple actions seem so poetic. I don't know what I can really say, it's a very simple sounding poem, very light, and very airy almost, even though I don't think it was meant htat way.
Kirney Slate chapter 1 . 2/2/2003
interesting mixed metaphors. I think you have a gift for bringing together past and present into, well, art. As usual very evocative, but in this one, there is deep reflection on current events. well at any rate, as usual flawless execution. loved it, as usual.

-kirney
Karbon Okapi chapter 1 . 2/1/2003
Really nice. This one reminds me of The Crucible, and also The Scarlet Letter.
E. Gao chapter 1 . 1/31/2003
it seems to me like the narrator is (okay, this is *really* stupid, but what can you expect from 5 1/2 hours of sleep?) "letting her hair down" -metaphorically as well as actually (I told you), which fits beautifully with the whole Puritan ideology: convention. breaking of. _

EG
Paradoxical Goddess chapter 1 . 1/31/2003
*smiles* I think your strongest point is that you always know how to end a poem...*worships* lol