For those of you that haven’t heard: mankind landed a robot (Philae) on a comet today. A harpoon was meant to be involved.
Scientists are celebrating with hugs and champagne.
Xkcd is celebrating with comic strips.
I, being my own silly but no less appreciative self, thusly celebrate the only way I know how. And thus, there was space haiku.
Star dust settles on
the soundless expanse of hope
a harpooned comet.
Better watch out, space whales. Science is coming for you, next.
Beneath the microscope
the organism of
wisdoms in non-judgment
to the scope of everything.
* My latest contribution to the wonderful One Shot Poetry Wednesdays! Once you’ve had a look, check out some of the other One Shot Poets as well–they’re a skilled bunch of poets, with a strong and supportive community. Enjoy! And while you’re at it – vote for us in the Shorty Awards…we have a chance to take Number 1 in Art!