For today, my poem was inspired by this article from the Guardian about the Rosetta space probe.  I started out with something about the Rosetta name but ended up with a poem more focused on the role of wonder.  I love science, and typically science and poetry dovetail nicely in my work.  But there was something so terribly clumsy about describing the comet as shaped like a potato versus a rubber duck.  I mean, let’s do better, people.  Comets themselves have always occupied a special place in my individual as well as humanity’s collective imagination, so I applied the idea of decoding (Rosetta) to the pursuit of the comet.  They’re going to hold a naming contest, apparently, but for now the site where Rosetta will try to land is simply called Site J.   Here’s the poem….