Do you believe you see a star
By day, from down a shaft quite far?
Well, actually, this is untrue;
It is a thing you cannot do.
Though Aristotle said it’s so,
And Hershel, who should better know,
The light at head of shaft’s too bright
And ‘telescope effect’ ain’t right.
The sun, of course, one sees by day –
Without it, day would go away! –
Jupiter, Venus, you may spy
(Not easily) with sun in sky.
For stars to show, though, they compete
With sunlight’s brighter radiant heat;
But stupid stars can’t get this right …
So dim, they only show at night.
The moon by day is often seen,
Though seldom noticed it has been;
In fact, a lot of folk declare
That moon by day just isn’t there.
Some stars, by day, to sight are clear,
And, to them, one might get quite near,
But these are sports- and showbiz- types –
And one can do without their hypes!
© July 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)