Approaching comet

By on Jan 17, 2021 in Poetry

Comet Neowise on newsprint background

Approaching comet
speeds with icy gas exhaust
as it nears our Sun
in its faithful pilgrimage
tithing cosmic gas and dust.


A featured and award-winning American poet, over the past year Douglas J. Lanzo’s traditional, free verse and Japanese short-form poetry has been published or accepted in 24 literary publications across the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Australia and The Caribbean. Doug works as a general counsel by day and poet by night, residing in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife and 11-year-old identical twin boys, fellow published poets who likewise enjoy nature, biking, tennis and chess.


  1. Beautifully written …I enjoyed reading Approaching Comet.

  2. Lovely poem!