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Saturn: The Chronophage
A Sonnet by Hypatia Pickens
Had Dominique Cassini only known,
While charting the divide of Saturn’s rings,
That his namesake for twenty years had flown,
And now between those icy belts it swings.
Old Chronos, you consumer of the years!
For centuries you’ve strained our patient eye.
Then Holst transformed the music of your spheres,
And listening we watch our vessel die.
That science wasted time let no one say,
In sending our watcher into Saturn's maw;
It speaks eight hundred million miles away.
We did not conquer, but we came, we saw.
Our art the god of time may yet devour
But time and art will tell Cassini's hour.
"Earth Day," April 22, 2017
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