Alan Bean, Apollo Astronaut: Tanka

Space time rushes pass

in moments gone, but endless

choices of the heart

travel from Earth to the stars,

then answer the muse’s call

 

I’m catching up on challenges. This is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge, using synonyms for hurry and last. I honestly didn’t know anything about Apollo astronaut Alan Bean, who died today. He was one of the fourth man to walk on the moon, but he left NASA to become a painter.You can see examples of his work here.

“Every artist has the earth or their imaginations to inspire their paintings.. .I’ve got the earth and my imagination, and I’m the first to have the moon, too.” The New York Times

19 thoughts on “Alan Bean, Apollo Astronaut: Tanka

  1. Pingback: COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE RECAP, “Hurry & Last,” #SYNONYMSONLY | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

  2. I am glad you featured Alan Bean, who left the scientific world of research to follow his creative muse! I heard someone also say this fact, that no one remembers the second one who does a breakthrough event or action. So true, but knowing within oneself you walked upon the moon (or wrote those awesome times, books. . .) should satisfy a lot of your (anyone’s) dreams! 🌜🌚🌠

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