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A collage of old and new perspectives of Jupiter, Saturn, comets, Pluto, Europa, Mars, the Sun, and deepest space.

A collage of old and new perspectives of Jupiter, Saturn, comets, Pluto, Europa, Mars, the Sun, and deepest space.  When New Horizons reaches Pluto in 2015, we will have the after picture.  Likewise Europa when we launch a mission there.  And Hubble’s Ultra Deepfield image will likely be superseded by even more amazing photos from JWST.

A page of "hackneyed expressions" redacted down to a poem about our sun.  (The text is from "The Study and Practice of Writing English," by Gerhard Lomer and Margaret Ashmun.)

A list of hackneyed expressions redacted down to a poem about our sun. (The text is from the 1914 textbook “The Study and Practice of Writing English” by Gerhard Lomer and Margaret Ashmun.)

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.

Today’s sun with sunspots. Image credit: NASA SOHO.

The perfidy
in this brief estrangement:

you still holding on
through the wide curve

even through
the slowed momentum

the distance
nothing more than
the final confidence
of our return.