I’d seen several of the poems in the collection, but “The Face on Mars” was new to me. Subtitled “a sermon,” here’s an excerpt:
"You will recall, from past sermons I’ve givenThis is a fine book, and an excellent investment for Poetry Month.
on different members of the host of heaven,
that Mars is the most crucial—more so even
than Jupiter. I wonder have you read
any of what has recently been said
about Mars having been inhabited?"