Purple Playa Majesty

Zeta II Reticuli, Arcturus in the constellation Bootes,
              UV Aurigae, Tau Eridani, Sirius, Alpha Centauri—
The names of distant stars
                                                     are poetry

Hellespontus Noachis, Tempe, Xanthe, Trivium Charontis
                                           Mare Erythraeum, Chryse, Thyle II—
Albedo features found on Mars
                                                           are poems too

Copyright © 2009, Kendall Evans

Image Credit: Jurvetson (flickr), some rights reserved

Kendall Evans is the author of two chapbook length poems, "In Deepspace Shadows" and "I Feel So Schizophrenic, The Starship's Aft-Brain Said."  He is now at work on a ring-cycle of four connected chapbooks of poetic dramas in free verse.  He won a Rhysling in 2006 for a poetry collaboration with David C. Kopaska-Merkel, "The Tin Men".