A Call From The Moon…50 Years On
Oh! Silver Moon, that lights the way,
I heard your call, I heard you say,
“Come, join me, for I feel alone,
Once, people came, but now they’ve flown.
Around your planet, countless years,
And no one saw my new frontiers.
Then, just as strange folks came as friends,
They, all too soon, were gone again!
They left a flag, they left their marks,
Blasted off with fire and sparks!
50 years, I’ve waited solo,
Shined away, my face aglow.
I’ve been a Hunter, Harvest, Blue,
Waxed and Waned, for all of you,
Strawberry, Sturgeon, Flower and Snow,
You’ve seen them all, from Earth below.
Buck, and Beaver, Cold and Pink,
The miles between, our missing link,
Crescent, Quarter, Gibbous, Full,
My Lunar gravity’s ocean pull.
Call me Blood Moon, Wolf or Worm
One day we’ll meet & reaffirm.
Yes, peace will reign; humility,
Eclipsing in Tranquility!”
20th July 2019
I’ve found watching the various pieces of archive tv footage, marking the 50th anniversary since the first Moon landing & Moonwalk, very emotional. It was an incredible feat for its time, given the huge leaps we’ve made in technology, since 1969, & the realisation that it was pretty crude, back then! It’s almost a miracle they got there & back, safely! I do feel privileged to have lived through those times & witnessed such an immense occasion in history, uniting the World, in awe & wonder.
It’s extremely exciting to hear the news of newly planned adventures to The Moon, within the next few years. I shall definitely be watching and waiting, with the eager eyes of the 8 year old me, who stayed up very late, transfixed by the enormity of those momentous events, unfolding on our small tv, 50 years ago. It looks even more amazing today!