The poetry of planet discovery puts us in our place. Reminds us that even after all this time, even with all our cleverness and contraptions, we are but beloved, untidy children of a fathomless universe. Living in a home where unsuspected planets roll into view as casually as lost marbles out from under the bed. This happens more often than you might think. Last October for example, we found three (planets, not marbles). One of them rumored to be made up of solid diamond. Another with four suns. Four! Imagine that. Like hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock. A sunrise followed by a sunrise followed by a sunrise followed by a sunrise. Four dawns a day. I could get used to that.
March 19, 2013
March 19th, 2013 at 7:59 pm
Just beautiful. I;d have never imagined a piece on planet discovery could be so poetic.
I’ve recently discovered your blog and every time my reader gives me an update, I rush over to see whats new. Slightly like an addict finally getting another fix 🙂
March 19th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
ha ha, i loved the 4 alarms 🙂
March 20th, 2013 at 8:35 am
Pavi this is beautiful! Would never have learned about the new planets in this poetic way, except through you. Love the four suns. And planet of diamonds. Oh my!
March 20th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Very clever and amusing!
Four romantic sunsets, I could get used to that!
March 21st, 2013 at 9:28 pm
You’re definitely a morning person 🙂 But great piece
March 27th, 2013 at 11:11 pm
This is awesome … I been reading your blog for sometime. Love every piece . Your imagination and vocabulary weaves an enchanting alternate universe … keep coming with more planets of’ poetry of’ 🙂