Watch as Mercury sails
Across the Sun today, suggests the Times,
(Modern Mercury, bearer of news).
In deliberate transit,
He dons his winged cap and shoes
And cuts a chord across the orb –
His art best seen through filters,
Dimming but not diminishing his swift flight.
What message will he carry from burning embers
To oracles awaiting information
Here on earth, where we trade in enlightenment?
Who will be led to other worlds by this divine guide?
Small planet, he glows in reflected light,
Catching heavenly winds
To sail across the sun while
Spinning slowly from light to dark,
So close to our system’s heart,
Warmed by its fires.