Reviews for Puritans by the Southern Mountains
Evangeline chapter 1 . 11/13/2003
A gorgeous poem. I'm usually not one for landscape imagery, but an exception has been made. V. good.
Paradoxical Goddess chapter 1 . 4/7/2003
why'd you wait so long to post this one! i like the

"we were to the missionaries strange-

our hair bound in queues and buns to


straight of our necks we

had clear eyes"

part best. :)
E. Gao chapter 1 . 4/5/2003
oh! such breathtaking

images you paint!

(I liked how the loose hair signifies a parallel letting go of rigidity.)

but the images are

what captivates me

with this one.

(I also liked the play on "quetzal collar" - quetzalcoatl. _)

it's so romantic in

such an ancient way,

but you must have been

the town painter to have

captured the tension

and cultural differences

so eloquently and

so colorfully.


byrdgirl chapter 1 . 4/4/2003
Some of your images are great. I especially likes quetzal-collared god. Is that a play on quetzalcoatl? Your color imagery is the best and well used throughout the poem.