120122 MayDay 2010 Mt Coot-tha

22 Jan
120122 MayDay 2010 Mt Coot-tha

May Day 2010, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane.

The city sparkles.
First light approaches.
Mercury shines beside the unseen Sun; and beyond it,
Venus, looking back at me past the Sun; and then
Mars, where a robot explores; and,
a long way beyond, big, and fat, and beautiful; Jupiter.
They are almost in line, a line that skims past the Sun and points directly at me.

Mayday dawn
Morris dancers
in a line
four planets

photograph by Richard Wainwright

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Posted by on 22 January, 2012 in #MoP12, Astronomy, Photographs, POEMS


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