Elegy For My Cousin, Elsa Modjeska Coddington

[October 11, 1901--May 4, 1909]

 

Sweet Modjeska, your

Uncle, the astronomer,

watched stars in earth's view.

Dwelling in Christ's Paradise,

you can watch their other sides.

 

Kyakuchuu

 

[jlc]

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Modjeska's uncle was the astronomer, Edwin Foster Coddington, who discovered multiple astronomical objects.  A list of his discoveries is included in his entry on Wikipedia.

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