Harvest Star

by Robin M. Mayhall

Virgo star chart from Hevelius's Uranographia

Spica appears
Due south at dusk
As spring gives way to summer
The gem of Virgo
Gleams among the glare
Of city lights
Ear of wheat
In the hand of a goddess
Bluish-white star
Even brighter than the Sun

Copyright © 2005, Robin M. Mayhall

Robin M. Mayhall is a corporate communications writer and accredited public relations professional who writes fantasy and science fiction short stories and poetry in her "spare time." She shares an apartment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with four cats, who indulge her writing hobby with only occasional attempts to sit on her iBook's keyboard.

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Virgo image modified from a star chart courtesy of Istituto di Fisica Generale Applicata, Università degli Studi di Milano