Friday, July 17, 2015

Written in the stars

I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet.
~Amy Lee


I am as much of an astronomy geek as it is possible to be without actually knowing anything about astronomy. You can tell that I like NASA from all my NASA posts. I was ridiculously excited last month when my family and I went to a Hubble lecture at the National Air & Space Museum. In honor of New Horizons' journey to Pluto, we have space poems this week:

Now that no one looking
by Adam Kirsch

Now that no one looking at the night—
Sky blanked by leakage from electric lamps
And headlights prowling through the parking lot
Could recognize the Babylonian dance
That once held every gazer; now that spoons
And scales, and swordsmen battling with beasts

read the rest here

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The Falling Star
Sara Teasdale

I saw a star slide down the sky,
Blinding the north as it went by,
Too burning and too quick to hold,
Too lovely to be bought or sold,
Good only to make wishes on
And then forever to be gone.

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A passel of space poems by Elaine Magliaro

Kimberly Moran is the Poetry Friday host this week.

4 comments:

Linda Baie said...

This was a wonderful week with all the Pluto viewing, too, Tabatha. That first poem, the final few lines, are wonderful aren't they? We know so little, and even now must wait ten years to discover a little bit. Thanks for all the poems, and the ones by Elaine too. I miss seeing her posts.

Diane Mayr said...

Just so you know, the link to Elaine Magliaro's post doesn't work. :-(

Tabatha said...

Thank you, Diane! I was missing a quotation mark. It's fixed now.

Becky Shillington said...

Love these poems, Tabatha! I followed the New Horizons news last week closely--the images of Pluto are amazing!!