doug bentley


Sad Saga Of Nasa - Poem by doug bentley

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

at least
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


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Armies of archaeologists have spent generations exhaustively researching ancient Egyptian sites. The moon has been visited by a few rock collecting day trippers. Curious.

Comments about Sad Saga Of Nasa by doug bentley

  • Rookie - 53 Points Doug Bentley (9/1/2013 2:56:00 PM)

    possess? inane point. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (8/10/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    I hear it's a crime to posses a moon rock. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 4, 2014


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