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  The Transit of Venus
by Patrick A Granfors
Monday, June 04, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Tomorrow Tuesday, June 5th beginning at 3:09 pm PST, the planet Venus will travel across the face of the sun, a process called a transit. It is a fairly rare phenomenon and won’t happen again for 105 years. So there you have it, the chance of a lifetime. DO NOT stare into the sun without a #14 welder’s glass. Or you can punch a pinhole in a sheet of paper to make a pinhole camera and observe the sun’s projection.


Transit of Venus

Goliath sports a blemish

Once a century

 

Millenniums pass

Hesperus the evening star

Entertains again

 

Twinkling goddess dark

Fusion’s backdrop deity

Helios humbles

 

Celestial paths

Kepler’s ellipses proven

A goddess obeys

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors

 

 




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Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/12/2012
Very creative! I love the "twinkling goddess", Goliath's blemish and the goddess obeying, walking the path that proves Kepler's law.

Axilea
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/6/2012
CUZ PAT ... MOST EXCELLENT !

IN BOTH HAIKU FORM, AND CHOSEN WORDS ... I GIVE IT A 10+

Reviewed by jude forese 6/5/2012
the transit of Venus seems to have altered your path ...
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 6/5/2012
interesting orbituary there Pat... I like the idea of a planetary beauty mark... as always, original and refreshing!

be well
Roger
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/5/2012
Awesome!!!We sure won't see it here in Maritime Canada!!! HEAVY clouds that will persist for at least another day..have to catch it next time around I guess....giggle......Great presentation, Patrick!!!

Anna
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/5/2012
a sense of awesome humor
& you are into astrology!!
Now this is very awesome!
Thanks For Sharing This Patrick

Listening To The Sounds Of Jupiter
Vickie
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/4/2012
Venus befitting of transit for the goddess
shinning in your poetry *Patrick* !!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/4/2012
Big deal! So if we miss it, we'll see it next time.
Mark
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2012
Great reminder, a lovely way of expressing a most special happening; thank you, Patrick. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/4/2012
Wonderful ~
Even the serious side of Patrick has a bit of whimsy!
Thank you for this news.
Christine
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/4/2012
Yes...we will get to experience this in
india on Wednesday, tomorrow...it occurs once in eight yrs... No staring at the sun for sure..
Best wishes,neerja
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/4/2012
You surely are aligned with the universe Patrick, bless ya!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/4/2012
Thanks for the info, Patrick.
Reviewed by John Coppolella 6/4/2012
Actually they come in pairs 8 years apart every 121 yrs. The science withstanding, once again the chance to see nature in all its splendor geometrically speaking will be worth the wait, like watching for Halley's comet I'd say, which I saw and describe it as a dirty snowball.
Thanks Patrick for sharing and reigniting my childhood memories one more time.

Starman
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/4/2012
clouds & off & on rain here, so no watchin' nothing beyond them...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/4/2012
THANKS PATRICK, MAYBE I WILL...I MEAN, NOT SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE OF OBSERVING BUT YOUR PROMOTION OF THE EVENT IS JUST LOVELY. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/4/2012
Haha! Laughing at Dick. But when he's right, he is right. May try that pin hole camera thingamajig.
Reviewed by Richard King 6/4/2012
JOYOUSLY BROUGHT TO YOU FROM: The Serious Side of Patrick (SSP)

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