Friday, December 21, 2007

Our Astronomical Storytelling

The sun in humpback spirals from equinox to solstice
rises smooth as a tinted umbrella,
sets in lush tropic wrinkles with violet Sanskrit scribbles.

Lurking night can see the sun, and shadows him.
This meandering light behind the film above our frame
on the horizon, burns a path with growing degrees of return.

But for now there will be clear sky for the rainmaker,
palpably overcast for would-be viewers on a Pisgah point.
The murky winter thickens.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Japan postpones humpback whale hunt
Sun marks winter solstice on Saturday
Coppola's "Youth" not worth the wait

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