Archive for May 1, 2012

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 75

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on May 1, 2012 by telescoper

It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t done any of these for a while so I’ll attempt to re-start my series of Astronomy Look-alikes by pointing out that X-ray astronomer Martin Elvis bears a not inconsiderable likeness to former lead vocal artist of the popular beat combo Genesis, Peter Gabriel. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

May Day

Posted in Poetry with tags , , on May 1, 2012 by telescoper

A delicate fabric of bird song
Floats in the air,
The smell of wet wild earth
Is everywhere.

Oh I must pass nothing by
Without loving it much,
The raindrop try with my lips,
The grass with my touch;

For how can I be sure
I shall see again
The world on the first of May
Shining after the rain?

by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)