May 7th, 2003

The Transit of Mercury across the Sun

Mercury Transit

round and black
another kind of rainbow
at Helius' shoulder

~ Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

You were just a small flea
playing on that incandescent ball.
Is this a transit?
I don't know,
but in my heart I dream of
an impossible Mercury
clothed in the snow.

~ Dan Mitrut ~

(English translation from the Romanian
by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe)

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Mercury Transit image courtesy of SOHO (ESA & NASA)