Conjunction

Before today’s sunrise, our two brightest planets,

Venus and Jupiter, came close together.

Both inside my one field of view –

“An illusion. Only from our Earthly perspective,”

you said, moving away in cold sunlight.

 

Photo by lalesh aldarwish from Pexels

Astronomical conjunctions explained

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Heavy Weather

Heavy the oar to him who’s tired,

lightened by the sunset over the harbor.

Heavy is the saltwatered, rain-watered oilcloth coat,

drying beside the sleeping sailor and fireplace.

Morning’s red sky and heavy the sea.

 

painting

Heavy the Oar to Him Who is Tired, Heavy the Coat, Heavy the Sea, 1929 by Ivan Albright, American, 1897-1983, oil on canvas