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poem at Astropoetica

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:56 am
by maryjorabe
My poem "Tharsis Lil" is up at
Astropoetica
http://www.astropoetica.com/Summer07/tharsislil.html

I am very impressed with Astropoetica,
http://www.astropoetica.com
especially with editor Emily Gaskin's
talent for finding the perfect photo
for each poem.

My favorite of the bunch is "Snowball's Chance".

Mary Jo

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:04 am
by Windwalker
Dear Mary Jo, welcome and congratulations! I loved your poem, especially the image of the volcano as sturdy and capable (a zaftige Weib of sorts!).

I browsed a bit and I agree with you that Astropoetica is impressive. There is something very poignant in the juxtaposition of poetry with space images..

thank you

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:18 am
by maryjorabe
Thank you for the much appreciated kind words!

Mary Jo

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:04 pm
by intrigued_scribe
Welcome, Mary Jo, and thanks for sharing your poem with us. :) I, too, found the imagery's combination of power and elegance particularly beautiful. Congratulations!

Heather

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:09 am
by maryjorabe
Thank you!

Mary Jo

Tharsis Lil

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:55 pm
by Marie
Dear Mary Jo! I, for one, am delighted to welcome you to the eclectic, talented and extremely creative group that inhabits this site. I am one of those who read, admire and enjoy the postings presented. Whenever possible, I will comment if not too scientifically involved.
As with all of the other contributors, my eyes and mind have been wonderfully stimulated. Here, with your excellent poem, I am again enlightened.
My knowledge of the topographical makeup of the Martian surface was woefully neglected before you gave us "Tharsis Lil". I quickly did some research and came away with a mini summary that made your poem all the more meaningful.
Personification is one of my favorite figures of speech and it brought this inanimate mountain of magma to life and gave her age, emotion, stature and humor.
I thoroughly enjoyed how you put eons of existence into 3 stanzas with equal parts of wallop and whimsy.
Again, welcome and thanks for sharing! :)

Tharsis Lil

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:52 am
by maryjorabe
Thank you also for the kind words! I have gotten feedback complaining
that the poem is inaccessible to those not interested in astronomy.
You can't please everyone.

Mary Jo

Re: Tharsis Lil

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:21 pm
by Windwalker
maryjorabe wrote:I have gotten feedback complaining that the poem is inaccessible to those not interested in astronomy.

Not a valid complaint: the poem is transparent, it lays out its references even for the non-astronomically inclined. I wish people weren't so lazy!