I recall sitting on a stone wall
in awe of Hale-Bopp trailing by
it looked all upside down
with tail splayed out above
as the Earth span
and that spectacle of cosmic light
moved counter to the common stars
I thought I could never see
such beauty with my own eyes again
until our orbits caused to coincide


CLP 17/04/2023


    1. Thank you. I believe Hale-Bopp was 1996, but it made quite an impression. You’d probably be too young to know of it. 🙏

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