Reviews for Astronomy's Lament
Tethys-Orion chapter 1 . 4/3/2003
You did it again! Absolutely amazing, this one. I am so impressed. This is, like most of your work, vaguely obscure; but clear enough to me that I believe I understand the meaning quite clearly. It is one I agree with. You know I love mixing science and art. I hope you realize how talented you are.


Kievsky chapter 1 . 3/1/2003
This is simply wonderful-everything. The word choice, the style, the diction; it's all magnificent. This is the kind of fused solid-abstract (or science-literature) poem that I can try to create, but can never get quite right. I always love your science-related poems, and here I think you've accomplished a poetic ideal. It starts strong in the "good death" and ends even stronger, and nothing in the middle counteracts that. Splendid.
makkenjii chapter 1 . 2/24/2003
"let earth be the center-of-things

for a while

no-one will know the difference."

ShinigamiForever chapter 1 . 2/22/2003
I just adore the phrase "this good death", and the way science is treated in this poem, the astronmers talking about how if Copernicus could have just let science be, everything would be so easy. It's a glorious poem, and you have such interesting imagery.
E. Gao chapter 1 . 2/22/2003
this was wildly raw, and written

with so much wonder and reverence

that I shudder to imagine myself

in the same spot, writing the same

words - and yet I wish I could.

"oh such a good death" sums it up

lovingly, and was Copernicus really

a martyr for his passion? You

must tell me about it sometime.