Friday, May 26, 2017

DAY #51: The End is Nigh & the Real Blue Marble

FINALE WEEKEND is almost here. It has been a great two months, and now it is time to wrap up Poetry of the Planets and send it off into the virtual cosmos with our final two events:

Poetry & Stories of The Planets 
Readings from the featured poems submitted since this project began in early April.
Sunday, May 28th from 3:30-4:30pm slt
Poetry of the Planets Events - LEA 4

Jupiter's Ball
Celestial tunes spun by DJ Dano Bookmite
Monday, May 29th  from 1-3 pm slt
Poetry of the Planets - Jupiter - the Ballroom level

And today's featured poem challenges which spinning orb is really the true big, blue marble.

Image courtesy of Wildstar Beaumont for Designing Worlds Episode DW336
Sky Blue Titan
© 2017 by Corwyn Allen

When one views the blue sky
it is usually done from beneath,
from inside the encapsulating
bubble of atmosphere.

When we look at you,
we look upon your skies 
from without and see a ball 
of unblemished blue.

The color is pure, vivid,
and quite unlike the blue
of Earth's skies as seen 
from its surface. 

When one views Earth from space
it is often called a big blue marble,
and yet blue is but one color
among her many agate hues. 

To truly see a big blue marble, 
one need only look to Uranus.


Poems and stories (2000w or less) can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com. And YES, feel free to illustrate your submissions!

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