What is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune
And over her softly her warm ear lays
What is so rare as cool shade at noon?
On steaming days of smog and haze?
Yes, even in this month of June
We sometimes get this sort of days.
What is so weird as a lead balloon?
Yet engineers who seek the new
Built one, of lead in thinnest sheets
Filled it with helium, and it flew.
It would not fly on our Moon
An airless world, all dry and dead
No matter what's in that balloon
It plummets like a chunk of lead.
This year is last in its Baktun
Some say that now this world will end
Left dead, perhaps, like our Moon?
Have we now seen the final June?
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: david("at" symbol)phy6.org .
Posted 27 June 2012