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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I pledged to write a poem every day that year to train myself to slow down and observe the world around me. What was meant to be a one-year experiment threaded its way into my being. Try it yourself. You will experience a sweetness you will wonder how you did without.

TODAY’S POEM

Astronomy

Instead of the news I read astronomy updates these days
which normally make me wobbly with the vastness of it all

but I have become obsessed
with the Perseus Double Cluster
which I am told you can see right now in a field at night
with just your naked eye

two young groups of stars
close in space
which actually means a few hundred light-years apart

one of them is named Chi
who is two million years younger than his sibling
and since the Chinese word Chi means the breath of life
my daughter and I blow kisses to that one the most

but the part I love the best
is that a family
so far apart
stayed connected
simply by their light.

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