Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Special Double Feature: "Jupiter" by Frequent Contributor Sierra July & "Great Red Spot" by the Editor

Sierra July

In center of town,
Stood Rome’s Jupiter
In day, he glittered
As though gem-studded
When dim, a shade pulsed
From it that struck hearts
Beauty that stung eyes
But once a month, fear
Awoke in awe's stead
When cursed full moon rose,
The God’s core glowed red

Poet’s Notes: Looking up at the sky one night, I saw a star that looked red. It may have been Mars or a plane, but it made me think of Jupiter's red spot. I thought that I would relate the Roman god Jupiter with the planet of the same name and came up with this piece.

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Great Red Spot
Size of three earths
Spinning for centuries
Perhaps even for millennia
High-pressure hurricane
The King of storms

                                                                                      --Steven Wittenberg Gordon

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