A Stolen Day

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(Credit: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash)

 

Warm sun and birdsong.

January has stolen

A mild day from spring.

 

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Light of the World

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(Credit: xinature.com)

 

There’s a bluish light

Over the world, challenged by

Gold from the windows.

 

Chestnuts in a Bowl

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(Credit: Ben Mirza on Unsplash)

 

There is a small bowl

Of chestnuts on the terrace

Now with ice frosting.

 

Pluto

 

A dwarf planet now.

How did it feel, I wonder,

To be demoted?

 

Neptune

 

Such a lovely blue,

But icy cold and hostile

With the fiercest storms

 

Uranus

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Uranus. The butt of many jokes. Credit: NASA

 

Father of titans

What would you say if you knew

Of all the butt-jokes?

 

Saturn

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(Saturn. It is being discussed whether there might be life on its moon, Titan. Credit: NASA)

 

More than a hundred

Moons by your side. And one might

Even be alive.

 

Jupiter

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(Jupiter with its Great Red Spot; a storm which has been continually observed since 1830. Credit: NASA)

 

Some storm we’re having.

Maybe it’ll improve during

The next century

 

Mars

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(Mars Credit: ESA – European Space Agency)

 

As the god of war

Are you red so enemies

Won’t see when you bleed?

 

Earth

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(Earth seen from Apollo 17. Credit: NASA)

 

Blue and green it is.

Large and yet so small it is.

Take good care of it.

 

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