J is for Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun
Of all our planets, it’s the biggest one,
If I worried about my weight before
On Jupiter I’d weigh ten times more,
With 67 moons, it must be bright
Enough to keep us up at night,
And if 24 hours is not enough hours in the day
Jupiter’s nine hours would cause much dismay,
If you think we have long storms here
The Red Spot Storm lasts year after year,
It sounds bleak with all that gravity and gas
If people ever travel there, I think I’ll pass,
Jupiter is fun to study and read about
But Earth is home without a doubt!
Composer, Gustav Holst wrote The Planets back in 1916. It’s always been a favourite orchestral work of mine. If I hear the Jupiter piece, I instantly feel positive and upbeat. When I hear it, I turn the volume up and sing along. I especially like the middle slower section based on a hymn. I'm sure musicians must enjoy playing this piece. It's so powerful and uplifting!
Happy Friday, Everyone!