Thursday, May 16, 2013

514 : The Small Blue Dot

The Earth, circled, as seen from the edge of the solar system.

Poets United has the prompt "A place in the universe"

The Small Blue Dot

The universe is, at first glance,
A rather spacious place;
With no apparent boundaries
And lots of empty space.
There are
Some hundred billion stars,
If you please,
And it was forever thus—
It is the height of arrogance
To think it’s just for us.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2013

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  1. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    So true! The multiverse is unimaginable vast and there is so little we know about it, blows the mind lol

  2. YES! AbsoLUTEly! Love this, and the image is a sobering one. Shall we send it to all of the world leaders and the warring factions so they can Get a Grip??????

  3. A universe so vast that it must have been placed there, I loved your words and that feeling of the infinite.

  4. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    I absolutely love this! Very well done!

  5. true, we are just a tiny speck in this universe.

  6. one single grain of sand, on all the beaches on all the earth.

  7. A remarkable poem! I especially like your closing line.

  8. Oh yes. very true! to think that we are not the only one but one amongst many!

  9. Sadly, arrogance seems to be something we do well.

  10. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    So true - we are just small blips in the infinity of the universe.

  11. We can be exceedingly arrogant, can we not?

  12. And we will go on thinking so, unless we ever find out otherwise

  13. Cos, you SO nailed it. This appeals to my activist side. It's taken little more than 200 years for Europeans to invade tribal lands, enslave millions, and trash the entire planet, all in the name of the almighty buck.

    Your perspective should be observed by, oh, the Heritage Foundation, the Kochs.

    Thanks for commenting on Real Toads re: my interview. You are the best, Cos. Peace, Amy

  14. Good heavens; getting a bit dotty in your old age?

    Interesting reflective thought.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
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