Thursday, July 31, 2008

Water on Mars!

This street of open umbrellas
forms in the presence of water

this heron hunting
from the edge
of the pond, so still.

The space program's
been looking for
this kind of thing on mars,

a freedom from the immense
wind of atoms,
a place to settle down

a little farther from the sun.

(From "Variations on the Habits of Wading Birds" in Carbon)
What they thought was water on Mars is water.
Article about NASA's discovery: HERE

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