Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

In Honor of Commander Hadfield and two peers hurling back to earth from space

Did you know that the International Space Station is circling our globe, repeatedly?  It’s amazing science.  I honor their accomplishments with poetry:

For the Starman, Chris Hadfield

how does this
earth footed being
comprehend the impulse
to sit among the stars?

there is a longing
to shine among them,
as if a part
of my heart
was long ago
folded in to their
heat and light.

our nexus
is understood
in that stars
are made by
the sum of other
parts.  as am i.
and, like a star,
i shine not because of
how i am shaped but
by virtue of the stuff
i am made.

©mary anne radmacher
may 12, 2013

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