The Comet

A visitor from afar,
appearing amongst the stars,
runs the planetary maze,
gains a luminous haze,
on a journey to near Solar.

Observed with fear or awe,
it issues a silent call,
to follow its course,
on a star-studded horse,
and chase its crystal ball.

To perihelion it rushes,
as the water jar it flushes,
the splendor at night,
to all delight,
round the Sun it fairly gushes,

But the journey has just begun,
the trip now away from the sun,
to reaccrete
for the periodic treat
a return to again beckon.

1986 January 10
Ronald W. Cook
Joshua, Texas

Please write dates logically: YYYY-MM-DD (HH:MM:SS)
or variations thereof: YYYY Mon DD, YYYY/MM/DD
Where's Lunabase, where's Marsbase?

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