One for the Poetry Bus, driven this week by The Weaver of Grass.
Coincidentally, I was searching through some science blogs this morning when I came across the Zooniverse Planet Hunters citizen science project. If you follow the instructions, you can sit at your computer and take part in the search for planets around other stars using data from NASA's Kepler mission. Apparently, it can be done with computers but, in some respects, people do it better.
One bright stone in Orion's belt -
it took me by surprise
when I saw it through a break in the clouds
(they were scudding away to the East, driven
by a cold wind that sang through the trees
like the sea) as I sat in the dark.
Had the light been on
I would have seen only myself
reflected in the glass
(perhaps as we read or write
this star's light breaks
through a cloud and someone somewhere
sat in the darkness
sees it there)
5 years ago