By John C. Mannone
On the passing of the moon in front of the sun as viewed from STEREO
—NASA’s space probes launched October 25, 2006
The sonorous solar wind swooshes fluted notes to my woodwind ear. A rhapsody of solar flares pluck magnetic strings as if a violin, while the timpani of sun sends seismic waves throughout its plasma drum. And trumpet voluntaries herald a perpetual dawn as I float in stereo symphony of space and see the sun see me in the shadow of his eye.
John C. Mannone, nominated three times for the Pushcart, has current and forthcoming work in The Baltimore Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Ayris, Prairie Wolf Press Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Pedestal, Rose Red Review and others. He’s the 2013 Rhysling Chair, the poetry editor for Silver Blade, an adjunct professor of physics, and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Visit The Art of Poetry at jcmannone.wordpress.com.