Saturday, 20 December 2014

Songs of Distant Earth

Today's poem is inspired by looking at the night sky, Arthur C Clarke, and James Blish.

Songs of Distant Earth
Starlight breaking through the cloud
Regulus and Jupiter dance side by side
The moons encased in misty shroud
Before the darkness comes to hide
And there, we look back upon one star
A smallest spec in the dark night sky
From whence we came, and now so far
And looking back, with wistful sigh
Parsecs away, we still sing the songs
Our songs of distant earth, our home
And over there our heart belongs
However much we leave and roam
Earthman, come home, the cry, the cry
Come home, to rest those bones and die

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