I Am Venus

I am not especially large.

I orbit my sun.

I reflect him when darkness encroaches

And give evidence of his brilliance.

But when I stand between him and his business–

I’m not impressive.

Sun spotter at HSU

Venus in transit. Sun Spotter courtesy of Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, at approximately 5:30 p.m., 6/5/12. Photo credit: Joel Trauger.

2 thoughts on “I Am Venus

  1. katharinetrauger says:

    Oh, I am so sorry. I take it you would have loved to see this in person? I had a tutoring engagement and would have tried convincing the mom that her daughter needed science that day, rather than literature, but her mom had a monster headache and took a nap during tutoring so I never saw her. They also had 4-H that evening. So, I was locked in to tutoring. But my son took the shot and emailed it to me. Wonders!

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