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In memory of the crew of STS-51-L, lost January 28, 1986.This redacted poem borrows two columns of text: at left, Walt Whitman's "To the Man-of-War Bird" and at right Algernon Charles Swinburne's "A Ballade of Dreamland."

In memory of the crew of STS-51-L, lost January 28, 1986.
This redacted poem borrows two columns of text: at left, Walt Whitman’s “To the Man-of-War Bird” and at right Algernon Charles Swinburne’s “A Ballade of Dreamland.”

A medical article--"Mr. Duffin on Squinting"--redacted into a poem.  This article appeared in the journal "The Lancet" in 1840.  The sun engraving at right is in the public domain; I am still tracking down the artist's name and will provide attribution.

A medical article–“Mr. Duffin on Squinting”–redacted into a poem. This article appeared in the journal “The Lancet” in 1840. The sun engraving at right is in the public domain; I am still tracking down the artist’s name and will provide attribution.

Picture of a river on Titan (one of Saturn's moons).  "The Silent River" title comes from Robert Sullivan's 1824 dramatic poem of the same name.  The poem fragments come from the poem "Winter in Six Sonnets" by Delta, published in the journal "Time's Telescope" in January 1828.

Picture of a river on Titan (one of Saturn’s moons). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI.  “The Silent River” title comes from Robert Sullivan’s 1824 dramatic poem of the same name. The poem fragments come from the poem “Winter in Six Sonnets” by Delta, published in the journal “Time’s Telescope” in January 1828.

New poem celebrating the anniversary of William Herschel's Jan. 11, 1787 discovery of the moons of Uranus--Titania and Oberon.  This piece unites images from a 19th century engraving of Oberon and Titania from Cassell and Company, Ltd and a Voyager 2 picture of the moon, Titania (photo credit: NASA, Voyager 2, Calvin J. Hamilton).  The text is borrowed G. Hill's "Titania's Banquet, a Mask" (1839) and Arthur Shearly Cripps'  "Titania and Other Poems" (1900).

New poem celebrating the anniversary of William Herschel’s Jan. 11, 1787 discovery of the moons of Uranus–Titania and Oberon. This piece unites images from a 19th century engraving of Oberon and Titania from Cassell and Company, Ltd and a Voyager 2 picture of Titania the moon (photo credit: NASA, Voyager 2, Calvin J. Hamilton). The text is borrowed from G. Hill’s “Titania’s Banquet, a Mask” (1839) and Arthur Shearly Cripps’ “Titania and Other Poems” (1900).