Venus takes a powder: A triolet



“Venus typically passes north or south of the Sun’s disc at inferior conjunction, transitioning from the evening to morning sky. On March 25, the planet passes well north of the Sun and early risers may like the challenge of trying to spot it in the morning sky before sunrise. ”   []


Say goodbye to Venus;

It leaves the evening sky.

The light of day will screen us.

Say goodbye to Venus.

Let gravity careen us;

Who can its pull defy?

Say Goodbye to Venus

It leaves the evening sky.



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  • My first thought was "now what has Trump done?" But you reassured me that, after a gestation period of nine months, Venus will return. Some cycles are comforting.

  • Yay for science and poetry! Thank you, AW.

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