Blue Marble, NaPoWriMo, Day 25

Beguiling planet–

our existence here so brief,

circling through seasons

we love, destroy, yet wish for

our cerulean orb, home

Photo originally taken by Apollo 17 crew, Wikipedia Commons











Another busy day. Off prompt for NaPoWriMo. I’ve written a tanka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for enchant and shape, and for Frank’s Haikai Challenge using the prompt Earth.


29 thoughts on “Blue Marble, NaPoWriMo, Day 25

  1. Lovely post, Merril. I find that I am often off on the prompts, but as long we find inspiration whenever and wherever…
    A colleague of mine, a scientist / biologist, once said that the Earth is a much more powerful force that we puny people who inhabit it. She said, ‘We have so little impact on her, she just goes merrily spinning on her way doing what she has always done.’ I took heart in that view.

    • Thank you, Jilly.
      I may come back to some prompts at some point. There are so many prompts (and posts to read). It’s hard for me to keep up. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, I suppose unless something happens that totally obliterates the planet, it will keep on, even if we do not.

  2. our existence here so brief”–that’s exactly what I feel when I look at photos of earth from space. We are so small. So unimportant. I don’t know where these oversized (destructive) egos come from…(K)

    • Thank you, Kerfe.
      Remember the controversy over even saying that the earth revolves around the sun? Some people have to believe that we (and they themselves in particular) are the most important things in the universe.

      • Yes the church still has a hard time admitting that animals and growing things are as important as humans, and should not be controlled or ruled by man. As someone we know (and loathe) would say, Sad.

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  5. I liked this tanka which held so much. Space, earth, planets and responsibility in comments after looking at the gift here. Apollo 17, this one photo makes me fall in love with this orb!
    An “Ode to our Orb!” If only I could create one. . . ๐Ÿ™‚
    I could not stay within the structure like you do making it seem natural and lovely, Merril. ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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