Big Lift Ferry Poem F197

I see Jupiter –
But can’t see Juno –
Lost in Jupiter’s bright light




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the July 2016 night sky, so it was easy to find. Of course, I thought about the spacecraft Juno which successfully got into orbit there less than 24 hours ago. I stayed up past midnight my time to watch the NASA TV broadcast, after all! But, of course, I could not see Juno given its miniscule size compared even to our own planet, never mind the gas giant Jupiter that has 2.5X the mass of all the other planets in the solar system put together! And is the volume of about 1000 Earths!

But it was fun pretending to look for Juno there as if I had eyes good enough to see it. 😉

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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