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A 1901 volume of Carleton College's "Popular Astronomy" journal redacted into a haiku.  Background image is a 1998 close-up image of a sunspot.  Image credit: Vacuum Tower Telescope, NSO, NOAO.

A 1901 volume of Carleton College’s “Popular Astronomy” journal redacted into a haiku. Background image is a 1998 close-up image of a sunspot. Image credit: Vacuum Tower Telescope, NSO, NOAO.

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    • Thanks so much for your kind comment! So glad you liked this poem. All the best to you in 2013.

  1. How did you decide on the image of a sunspot at the center of the poem? (to me, at any rate, it looks like a sunspot!)

    • It is indeed a sunspot! What intrigued me about the photo was that when printed it was exactly (to the millimeter) flush with the edge of the text. So I just laid the image over the text and let the sunspot fall where it may (in this case, in a random off-center location.). Thanks for dropping by to check out the poem!

      • I’d like to send you 3-5 questions about your approach to poems to post as a Q & A on my blog. Would you have any interest? If not now, no worries. My email address is nickowchar@msn.com thanks!

      • Hey, absolutely! Thanks for thinking of me for your Q&A. I’ll send you an email to the address you provided. Cheers!

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