Saturday, February 08, 2014

Earthrise, a poem


On Mars, that planet far,
Earth is a morning star
to shine above the red
landscape, chill and dead.

Who has seen it rise,
what unknown, alien eyes
in eons past would stare
through thin twilight air

and wonder? Were there none,
dim lit by the ancient sun,
who once knew death and birth
and wished upon the Earth?

Stephen Brooke ©2014

Inspired by the recent pictures of Earth rising over Mars. A bit of a throwaway

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