Falling Rocks

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Phobos passing in front of Deimos, By NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Universal truths in space, / on earth

matter collides/ fear and terror

create new worlds/  bodies lost, crashing

of giant rocks/ bombed to submission

slowly falling/ shattered bones

hit the ground/ held there for a moment

drift, buried/ look, see this, a testament

absorbed/ blink and they are gone forever

 

When I was listening to the radio this morning I heard about the horrible car bombing in Baghdad and also a story about the two moons of Mars. It struck me how violent the universe is, and we humans make it worse.

The two moons of Mars are Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread). They were named after the sons of Ares, Greek god of war. His Roman name was Mars.

You can read about the moons of Mars here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Falling Rocks

  1. I like this creative pairing of moons colliding with the very sad episode of yet another car bombing, Meriil.
    I also appreciated your informing us of the two sons of Mars being named such negative names, being given to its 2 moons.
    Although the names come from Roman language, it still seems like a “Greek tragedy” to me. 😦

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