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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Say What You Will


a lot to be said for traveling in the evening light #moon #allart #iphoneography @love_belfast @ArtPhotogRRaphy: image via Jonathan Murphy @ForMurPhoto, 1 May 2014

Say what you will.
No regrets
Beyond the necessary
A better tomorrow
All your yesterdays
Executive class
And all the rest
Of the best of what's left
When the launch comes
Back down
As you're listening
For your heart beat
The numbers aren't moving
And nobody likes that.
The music plays
Even though the numbers are broken.
Stop looking
So disappointed.
Tonight, in the evil
The ancestors are with us.

Tonight's waxing gibbous #Moon at 88% illumination. #Iowa: image via Epic Cosmos @EpicCosmos, 30 April 2015

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Beautiful #Moon this evening as seen from George Wyth State Park #Iowa: image via Epic Cosmos @EpicCosmos, 29 April 2015

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After a hard day of work, the #moon sets, and so do I. Good night from @space_station: image via Scott Kelly @StationCDRKelly, 5 May 2015

Thunderclouds cast their shadows as the #Moon signals nightfall: image via Terry W. Virts @AstroTerry, 5 May 2015

Say what you will about Soviet Russia, but they sure had plans for the #Moon #scifi: image via K.E.M. Lindblom @the_egghunter, 1 May 2014

Downtown Morton, #Mississippi, c1970, William #Eggleston: image via catherine saidah @CatherineSaidah, 20 November 2014


Hazen said...

Perfectly beautiful, Tom. All of it.

Lally said...

ditto what Hazen wrote

TC said...

Humble thanks to esteemed elders Hazen and MIchael forever young in the contingent moonshine light... what else can we do but continue...

Townes Van Zandt: Waitin' Around To Die

Be the BQE said...

I love this journey from the evening train to the (Soviet) moon colony to Morton, Mississippi.

tpw said...

Really nice poem.

TC said...

David and Terry, vast thanks, you beauties you.

Neglecting the opportunity to desecrate the moon by colonizing it might possibly constitute the one small dumb step mankind has not managed to take.

Or so I thought until two days ago, when I read an article on one of those triumphalist tech sites in which it was proposed that mineral extraction on the moon might answer all "our" future energy needs.

Duh, you mean the planet isn't already powered by green cheese?