Words on a page of Percival Lowell’s 1895 “Mars” borrowed for a haiku. The background is fibered Japanese paper. This effort was a dry-run practice for writing a few haikus for the Mars MAVEN haiku contest (which closes on June 30, 2013).
“The Mechanic’s Magazine,” Volume 57, redacted into a poem. The graphic hiding the text in the left column is a figure showing asteroid distances from the sun (from Percival Lowell’s “Saturn’s Rings: A Memoir.”)