Sunday, April 9, 2017

DAY #7: Do Not Forget to Look Up!

It's the same in virtual worlds as in corporeal ones: people forget to look up, and even sometimes to look below.  Amazing what you can miss.

At LEA 4, you could miss the coins in Mercury (representing his status as the God of Commerce), and down on Olympus Island you could miss the planets and stars -  floating and in orbit - directly above the island itself.

MetoerMags did not forget to look up, and offered this poem.  She points out correctly that Holst did not include our Moon in his symphonic work.  But since Poetry of the Planets is intended to inspire creativity, and since creativity by its very nature is a form of open thought, we say, "What the heck!" and share this lovely lunar tribute.

Planets in orbit over Olympus Island + Linden Moon

****Holst didn't include our Moon so this one doesn't really count but oh well. ~ magz****

By MeteorMags

Luna, our beloved crescent,
you swell until you are full enough
to hang heavy against the horizon
like the breast of a pregnant woman.

You will be the first we settle,
our laboratory to test survival
on other stones that fill the sky and
telescopes. How could we resist touching you?

Will you shudder with pleasure
beneath our fingertips, or recoil
at the machines and metallic intrusions,
the rivets and girders of our civilization?

You have been our goddess
since before the dawn of history.
Now we will bring you atmosphere
and mark you with our scent.

We have always been inseparable.
Now we will be close.


Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

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