Celestial Bodies of the Band

The sun conducts the planets’ revolutions

Ruling their speed, energy, and pace

The quick and flying flutes of Mercury

Nearby the cutting glow of Venus clarinets

Earthy tones calling from the mellow horn

Trading passages with saxophones marching on Mars

Percussion concussing through the asteroid belt pelting

With their own storm rumble the low winds of Jupiter

Triumphal trombones soar along Saturn’s rings

Neighboring Uranus and Neptune host trumpets singing

Far from forgotten is the sincere and solitary Pluto oboe

The vibrations and rotations forging the heavens’ harmonies

(Written on 5/26/17)