Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse - A Christmas Fable

Above frost like reason the atmosphere revolved

clearer: yet ‘twas the darkest night of the year

lunar eclipse during winter solstice

happens once in five hundred years.            (Aren’t

                      we smart to predict such a rare occurrence

                        to un- whirl the human genome to create

                                                      mice that tweet?)

What wonderous knowledge, indeed.

Below your desk a high-school quiz on STDs:

no cure for AIDS, 33 million HIV + worldwide gives

a country for people with a death sentence in a medical file.

Newspaper picture: a girl too young to be bride fading

bliss beams in a seat her beloved (never husband

to be ) gives her a ring. Then she went gentle

into that good night, yet ‘twas

no raging against the fading of the light.

For all our knowledge and our human might is

just awareness of the moonless night.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

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