nightfire Picture

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disc of fire,
burning bright,
in a hazy sky this night,
encircled by a wispy halo
of the palest blue,

you may be
but a satellite,
formed of rock and reflected light,
but you have captured the king of the gods
and made him yours tonight.


I was inspired to write this after watching Jupiter and the Moon dance around each other in the night sky recently and then seeing this lovely photograph by author and astronomer, Phil Plait. To read more about the photo, please check out this post on the Bad Astronomy blog: [link]

Photograph used with permission.

Critique welcome.

Poem and description ©2011 Cassander.
Photograph ©2011 Phil Plait.
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