Any sun that comes, even
one not ours, could have these lakes
to drink out of, any time.
And other laws could come besides
the ones we have, all springing
from a force that makes them right.
The lives we have, while we have them,
can measure time, before and after
today, to use or give away.
On earth it is like this, a strange
gift we hold, while we look around.
William Stafford, American Poet and Pacifist https://gregole.com/2015/01/29/what-if-we-were-alone/
Here are some fun videos made by the Russian Space Agency showing what the sky would look like if our sun was replaced by various well-know stars – Polaris is quite striking. There’s also one showing what the sky would look like if the various planets were in place of our moon.
The replacement planet photos are both exciting and Scary!
Way cool. I really like the poem.
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I’m getting into more William Stafford – interesting poet.