Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Persephone is the Greek goddess of the underworld, to which she had bound herself by eating pomegranate seeds. She is also symbolic of winter. Read here to learn more about her.

This collage uses Pomegranate 1 to make the spirals and a portion of Pomegranate 3 to make the mosaic. I assembled it using MS Paint, MS Photo Editor, and MS PowerPoint.

Pomegranate 1


I knocked out the background in this first shot and replaced it with black.

Pomegranate 2


Pomegranate 3


The pomegranate's role in many ancient texts is described here.

Meanwhile --

"Ciliate Sestina" and "Duet Singularity" appear in a special science poems section of Star*Line 33(5/6). "Ciliate Sestina" is an Editor's Choice poem, so is posted on the SFPA website here.

TelZodo received five out of five stars from apidi, who writes on Manybooks, "Read this book. Do read this book," and goes on to give an excellent summary and examination of the series thus far.

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