a poem by William Willis, Scotland

Wondrous fascination
throughout the ages,
geological understanding
learned in stages.
So dense with silent
terrestrial complexity
our fascination
throughout the centuries.

Gravitational differences
with one side on show.
Radiance personified,
with heavenly glow
Unsymmetrical formation
causes out of sync rotation.
Our fascination
but astronomers flirtation.

Footprints of man
tattooed on dusty floor
1969 shook the world
to it's core.
Its pirouetting partner
who is joined at it's hip.
Mans fascination
like a woman's red lips

Aware of night time secrets
with a peering crescent eye.
Sailing ships in darkness
he won't leave you high and dry.
A white chocolate button
on a liquorice dark night.
Our fascination
with the plough burning bright

Impacts and landings
from rocks from the past.
Puts sea of tranquility
firmly on the map
A cemetery of craters
all fossilised in time.
Man's fascination
of the big cheese that shines.

Shine on : for all those brilliant pioneers who gave the world, its first Moon landing on this day 1969.

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