Saturday, March 31, 2012

Solar System Poems 1: Two Faced Orb

Two-faced orb, more Janus than Janus,
light and heat separate soot from frost
in a place where tons are pounds
and Roland's song still echoes 
from Laurentia to Baltica.

Around its world in eighty days,
its showier sibling spits salt to gain fame.
But he, a mystery from Cassini to Cassini,
can wait a while longer for someone to crack the walnut.

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