Bill – Thanks for noticing the image! Yes, I have Photoshop, but I wouldn’t really have needed it for this one. I simply set the plane down on the cover of the Pennsylvania Atlas and positioned the light so it was roughly where the sun had been when the fellow shot that low aerial photo on the cover. Pretty tricky, eh?
Johemmant – I’m glad you liked the new last stanza. You know I have a very high opinion of your poetic sensiblities. In fairness to the other commenters, though, all but Linda were reacting to the earlier, more pedantic version. And I don’t disagree with Linda that it is wordier; I just think of them as three different poems.
Do you Brits really say “twopenneth” instead of “two cents”? How perverse! :)