BY EDITH LOVEJOY PIERCE

Countryless,
You are at home in the Pleiades.
“Peace,” you murmur,
Your eyes on Arcturus.
Your hands wander absently
Among the man-made evils here below.
War is but an artificial shadow
Against your sightless palms.
Starshine has painted with light
The clear lens of your face.

Karel Hujer (1902-1988) was a Czech-born astronomer and educator who spent his career in the United States. For more about him see: http://www.chara.gsu.edu/CHARA/Hujer/KarelHujer.html

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