Reviews for Demigods Beside the Fountain
valpincon chapter 1 . 2/24/2003
that is splendid! i love your my reviews are becoming formulaic regarding your poems, but i always have the same feeling - the feeling of having been shown something in fragments, of being an eavesdropper almost, or looking at photographs without the explanations that string them together. reminds me of the statue of eros in london, or those parks in busy cities.

makkenjii chapter 1 . 2/24/2003
Another fantastic one (the

ending in particular

is fantastic)
Kievsky chapter 1 . 2/17/2003
This is dreamy and somewhat sad; dreamy in your good use of the mythological allusions and the image of the fountain. I love the other images here, especially:

".of slavic and irish and brighteyed

godlets, who clambered up the fountain side,"

because the scene it conjures up (from the literal interpretation) is absolutely adorable. But on the figurative front I like how you've used this theme of demigod, the greatness somewhere between being divine and inconsequential. You organized this very well, so it flows in a lyrical smoothness-soft and pretty.
E. Gao chapter 1 . 2/17/2003
ungh. [incoherent mumbling]

sweet jesus christ - this is magnificent.

"copper water and Eros too" made me shiver.

[more incoherent mumbling]