9.20.2009

Started new chapter of Lanthanum (ch. 4). & changed the name of the poem to Lanthanum Road.

2 comments:

Mairi said...

Tell me something about Lanthamum Road, if you have a few minutes. Why Lanthamum? Such a great title though, so maybe it doesn't need a reason to go shimmering off into the distance like a ribbon of moonlight.

Henry Gould said...

Hi Mairi -
I'd rather not go into detail about the title, except that I'm wavering between "Lanthanum Road" & simply "Lanthanum"... & appreciate your comment on that!

Lanthanum is #57 in the periodic table of elements. The etymology comes from the Greek for "hidden, unnoticed". Among other uses, lanthanum is being tested as a road-paving material which helps reduce air pollution.