Tuesday, February 19, 2013

for Jupiter & Nicolaus...

And should her moon
enter your room,
take her gently in your arms...
in his eyes you see
and a gentleness that charms.
What is it
that brought them so close?
Was it the threat
of a bushfire reaching outer suburbs?
A meteor collision in Russia?
Or just two souls
seeking connection
and a beautiful, brief union?
Tonight, seeing
the Moon & Jupiter together,
he thinks of her,
and that wonderful tumble from grace;
Her ankles on his shoulders
as he moved inside her cosmic swell,
a gentle hand touching his face.
Hey Red / Jupiter:
You may be the largest
in the Solar System,
and fifth planet from the Sun;
but take comfort
in knowing
that you were
Lunar's favourite!!
(c) Brent M Harpur, 2013.
- For Nicolaus Copernicus,
  Happy 540th Birthday!!

"The Earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle." (Nicolaus Copernicus)
"More stars in the North are seen not to set, while in the South certain stars are no longer seen to rise." (Nicolaus Copernicus)
"Guess I thought I could never feel the things I feel."
  (Tori Amos, 'Hey Jupiter'.)

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