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Monday, December 01, 2008


a found newspoem by Scot Siegel
based on "Doorstep Astronomy: Venus Shines Bright" by Joe Rao at

These days, there is much ado
about Venus & Jupiter hovering
aligned in the near sky. Never mind
that planetary spectacle.

Monday night, shift your lens
to the right and you might spot
the full globe of the darkened moon
gloating, its shadowy portion

Glowing with a blueish-gray
hue interposed between sunlit
crescent & the not much
darker sky

This vision,
some call "the old moon
in the young moon's arms"

Scot Siegel is an urban planner and poet from Lake Oswego, Oregon where he serves on the Lake Oswego City Planning Commission and the Board of Trustees for The Friends of William Stafford. His first full-length poetry collection Some Weather is forthcoming in 2009 from Plain View Press.