The sun will never rise again,
although its early morning stain
still paints the heavens with a hue
of orange, red and purple. Few
will listen to my sad refrain.
I studied long, no doubts remain.
Though saying so risks Papal chain
for claiming this heresy true.
The sun will never rise again.
Look to the skies and it is plain -
Heliocentric theories reign.
The earth tilts and we welcome, new,
the solar limb – a blazing view
of modern and enlightened reign.
The sun will never ‘rise’ again.