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Name: Gwathuiel (Signed) · Date: 10/06/15 6:52 · For: Early, Early Spring: Professor Sinistra Reflects
it´s such a beautiful poem. beautiful, and nothing more to say about it really.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Gwathuiel, for leaving a review. I really appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Name: minnabird (Signed) · Date: 07/03/15 21:10 · For: Early, Early Spring: Professor Sinistra Reflects
Oh, I love this. It's such a soothing piece, a tranquil and quite beautiful view into Sinistra's view from the castle. I think the best way I can sum up how I feel about the imagery is I feel like I just watched an episode of Sunrise Earth. But it's also a solid character piece, showing bits of Sinistra's ways of thinking (her knowledge of the stars and of nature's rhythms, that lovely little moment talking to the small animals, remembering things her brother has told her, and the fact that she's either well-traveled or well-read from the bit about the Spanish word). Basically, it paints a succinct and subtly solid picture of Sinistra. Also, the rhythm is utterly effortless; I never stumbled or noticed anything out of place except perhaps once at "animals" because that's a weird word. One last note: I actually didn't even notice the first line was partially borrowed at first. It works so well, and the green-to-blue transition is as peaceful as the rest of the poem.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Minna, for commenting on this poem. Your good opinion means a lot to me. I am glad that you think that we can see Professor Sinistra by seeing the natural world through her eyes. My own brother is the farmer who calls this season "early, early spring," so I sent him a copy of the poem and told him that he had inspired it. I do think of Professor Sinistra as well-traveled (she would have to study the sky from various latitudes); she probably encountered this word from her Spanish counterparts and adopted it as a very handy concept, useful for an astronomer who must be up at all hours of the night.

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