Sad Saga Of NASA
so you sent off some rockets-
to the moon, no less-
starting in 69,
an auspicious sign
for tao watchers
and any others
with a sense of history.
there was poetry
in those encounters.
so what happened?
you scooped up a few stones
and left. you haven't been back since.
nasa* what's your reason
for not spending
one scientific season
on that orb
we poets time stars by
and watch blue horsemen pass
white sparkling splashing satin?
*National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA
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(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Edwin Arlington Robinson
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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
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