Poems of the Week

Planet Waves

by Julia Griffin

“Jupiter and Saturn will look like a double planet just in time for Christmas”

for Tam

This Yule, of all strange chances,
We’ll see a bright new pattern,
As Jupiter advances
Towards advancing Saturn.

Pale Saturn’s ringlets jingle,
Quite openly besotted,
While Jupiter, long single,
Is blushing, rosy-spotted.

If you think this is sappy,
I recommend a U-turn:
We all should be so happy
As Sapiter with Juturn.