Friday, November 14, 2014

PHILAE HAIKU

           Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Interstellar probe
lands on a dusty comet—
primordial petrichor.


Precarious dance
of probe and comet, Philae
lands one, two, three times.


Indo-European
law of three equals good luck.
Philae makes touchdown.


The mothership Rosetta
translates stone musings
into origins of life.


First water, cosmic
gem harbors precious liquid
the first "I am" uttered.


Left or right handed 
twist of cosmic molecules:
an origin question.


Philae tastes the comet,
but may not survive a night
of solar shadows.


To sleep, to dream for-
ever, the plight of a drone's
dying power pack.


Interstellar dust
the stuff that dreams are made of
iridium lights.


Song of the comet
solitary oscillations
magnetic resonance.


I know—not all are 5, 7, 5, but I opted for craft over pattern.
Song of the comet caught by Rosetta

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