#DayEarthSmiled – Sue Couch

19th July 2013

Today a lens will point towards our home,

Reveal how it appears from distant space

As if to catch from that celestial dome

A reassuring glimpse of our own face.

Propelled beyond the orbit that we know

By thirst for truth and hunger to explore

We satisfied the dreams of long ago

And sent a questing ship to Saturn’s shore.

Almost a thousand million miles was run,

Cassini turns an eye towards the Earth

As mighty Saturn eclipses the Sun,

Reminds us what our tiny speck is worth.

Therefore today a moment try and save

To do that sweetly human thing, and wave.

– Sue Couch

Follow Sue on Twitter at @suzifulham and find more of her poetry on her blog.

This poem was submitted by the author as a contribution for the poetic celebration of #DayEarthSmiled #WaveatSaturn as Cassini turns to image Saturn and Earth. To read more about this project and this day see here.

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#DayEarthSmiled – Christine Rueter

Smile

I am somewhere in the frame

not even a speck
within a blur
within a pixel

with a look
that is not
nostalgic
or whimsical

but rather
the straight stare
of a woman who has seen
this arc of sky before

and considers it home

a subject who is too chummy
with the photographer

and cannot be caught by surprise

and is now focusing
on the blur
just beyond
the lens

if she can just
make it out.

– Christine Rueter

Follow Christine on Twitter @tychogirl and find more of her poetry on her blog.

This poem was submitted by the author as a contribution for the poetic celebration of #DayEarthSmiled #WaveatSaturn as Cassini turns to image Saturn and Earth. To read more about this project and this day see here.

#DayEarthSmiled – Jim Highfield

Worlds Apart

Ringed Planet you pose so majesticly
A jewel in the blackness of space
Do you even notice our small craft named Cassini?
Allowing us to admire you from our humble place
Watching from above the rings and amongst your many moons
Titan, Rhea, Dione and Lapetus keep it company
The shadows of your tilted rings dance upon the festoons
We see your aurorae, hexagons and storms from so far away
Have you even noticed our pale blue home?
in the wash of the brilliant sun
Our hunger for knowlege we must atone
So we visit and study the ring-ed one.
Just once your visitor will turn away to see from where it came
And show you our blue world so far away. Earth is its name.

– Jim Highfield

Follow Jim on Twitter at @bluegrassgazer.
Jim is a father of two, husband, amateur astronomer, runner, and works in I.T. at a local hospital group.

This poem was submitted by the author as a contribution for the poetic celebration of #DayEarthSmiled #WaveatSaturn as Cassini turns to image Saturn and Earth. To read more about this project and this day see here.

#DayEarthSmiled – Tony the Star Guide

Sonnet to the Earth

How the wonder does thou feel from afar
Down gravity’s path round sol our near star
A cradle orbits carrying within
Earth’s offering of fertile wonderland
But how the better breeze from water flows
The life above the ocean waves does know
To build and craft a sail uncoils, outward
Literally the breath of life it sends
Aids in its journey outward Saturn bound
To where a pause, a second look, taken
A new eye of life’s creation shares us
Like one voyager glancing back to say
As an echoed human voice bids Goodbye
Oh, fair earth be staid, be peaceful, be kind.

– Tony Berendsen

To learn more about Tony the Star Guide and Tahoe Star Tours visit the website.

This poem was submitted by the author as a contribution for the poetic celebration of #DayEarthSmiled #WaveatSaturn as Cassini turns to image Saturn and Earth. To read more about this project and this day see here.