Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January One

[Credit: ISS Expedition 7 Crew, EOL, NASA]

Perfected in light
And darkness as
When life first
Found it, dawn
And dusk encircled
Earth and midnight
Moved around it.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely poem and image to start the year.

    Happy New Year, Geo.

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  2. Lovely Arleen, thank you. Happiness to you too!

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  3. This poem and picture and title are so perfect together I almost don't believe it. It's beautiful.

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    1. Most kind. We owe much to the establishment of international space stations.

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  4. I love the way the sentences overlap. I am sure there is a technical term for it in poetry but I don't know what it is.

    And a Happy New Year to you !

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    1. Thank you Jenny. I think the term is "enjambment" --but not sure. Best wishes!

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  5. I just love the format you used here, Geo. That picture is more astounding with the bigger click!

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    1. Truly an astounding picture, taken in 2003 and dedicated by NASA to Yuri Gagarin --the first human to have seen the world from such a vantage.

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  6. I have absolutely no desire to go into outer space but I would dearly love to see a view like this.

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    1. Same here, Emma, but I am, like you, grateful to those less claustrophobic heroes who photographed it!

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    1. Kind Margie! Thanks. I hope this means you are well.

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  8. Such an elegant expression about an incredible creation!

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    1. Our beloved planet, incredible yes, and yet underfoot!

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  9. Your words and the fabulous picture say it all. No need t add anything else at all.

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    1. Kind Mimsie, even the most wonderful pictures from orbit and all words imaginable are just the beginning.

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