Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

Four billion miles out
On the edge.
A camera turns
In deep space to face home.
Refocus robotic lenses
On this dust mote floating
In a beam of distant sunlight, drifting.
Remote and alone
Shrouded in giant darkness.

This speck of rock
Like a grain of sand
Suspended in a cosmic sea
Is home.

No one is coming to rescue us.

It is up to us.

© David Loffman

16 September 2007

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace'

it is amazing what the human heart and mind might do


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