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Inner Orbit









                     Inner Orbit


             Lune;
              Double-blindness bound
              When seen, unseeing
              Glare-dazed by greater light
              So star-gazers two
              We are.

              Slipp'd now from salt'd sight,
              Yet the gut-deep tidal tug
              Pulls the world's watery wastes
              Washes souls and bones
              Ashore.

              Craters,
              Shadows seas,
              Scattered and scarred plains,
              A silent drift
                            Away
              Into the darker
                            night, night, night.






















TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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The picture, your poem, simply magical.

Thanks guys! :)

very interesting



loved the poem, by the way

Wow. Interesting stuff.



And a very pretty poem and picture...

:D :D :D



Thank you, Tate!!! Yes, I did. :)



W.O.O., I also pondered the question of where and when the moon is off to, seeing as it's heading away from Earth.



You might be interested in this discussion I found:

http://www.bautforum.com/questions-answers/34229-moon-leaving-earths-orbit.html

Notes:



According to the measurements from the Lunar Laser Ranging program, the Moon is currently getting further and further away from the Earth at the rate of about 3.8 cm/year.

http://funphysics.jpl.nasa.gov/technical/grp/lunar-laser.html



The Moon's gravitational interactions with the Earth are believed to be the cause of the tides. This is a reflection of the moon pulling the Earth slightly out of shape.



Some interesting info about this can be found here:



http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A399909



and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A408241



Photos are composite images. For the curious, I used: Canon 350D, 300mm kit lens f5.6, 1/10s + 1/500s exposures @ ISO400, constructed using the exclusion filter in PSP with some other adjustments.