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November 18 Haiku

New moon smiles in the westHer majesty escorted by two giantsAll around the world poets swoon   At twilight tonight and tomorrow, check out the western sky and you’ll see the crescent moon with two bright stars, which are the … Continue reading

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Limitless

Limitless I know the science Some billions of years ago the universe erupted into being and some billions of years from now the Sun will explode in a minor nova and many trillions of years later all the stars will … Continue reading

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Ode to Selene

Ode to Selene She walks in beauty, through the night, ‘cross cloudless skies, eclipsing stars. Shadows cast by her tranquil light guide drunken men to topless bars. She lifts the tides, caresses waves that sculpt the shores of eager earth … Continue reading

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Sonnet of Random Thoughts on Comets

Sonnet of Random Thoughts on Comets Coming right after my first divorce, I took Comet Hale-Bopp’s beautiful sunset show as a good omen— vivid smudge of yellow in the orange twilight. My second naked eye comet was barely noticed and … Continue reading

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Upon seeing Comet NEOWISE

The only way to perceive your beauty with my naked eye is to look nearby— too delicate is your light, too greedy— my desire.   (Last night I was able to see Comet NEOWISE with my unaided eye. Well, just … Continue reading

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Sonnet for a Comet

Sonnet for a Comet With wandering Zeus and Ares guarding my back, I hunt— binoculars scanning distant trees for something even further. Orion won’t help, he’s resting after a busy winter— this prey is elusive and won’t to return, for … Continue reading

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Shadow of Venus

Like Venus smiling in the twilight you’ve cut a shadow across my life— imperceptible while upstaged by the blatant sun or fickle moon but I still feel your cold caress— your light whispering in my ear— every cup of coffee, … Continue reading

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Half the Universe

For today’s prompt, write a view poem. Wherever you’re at, you have a view: maybe of a river or sunset. Maybe of a cubicle or a copy machine. Even the blind have a view of darkness, nothingness, or some other … Continue reading

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Celestial Musings

I am proud to announce that two of my astronomy inspired poems were included in the Celestial Musings anthology just released. While it may be too late for a holiday present, poetry is always timeless and the proceeds for this … Continue reading

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The Royal Observatory

I took a little boat ride on the Thames to the Royal Observatory Greenwich and wandered into the Eastern Hemisphere. My Oyster Card, which is what I’ve been using to ride the Underground all over London, also covers their river … Continue reading

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