Friday, 6 May 2011


Poem 79 of 230:  PIE IN THE SKY?

From our early childhood,
    We’re taught to glorify
Conquering the Earth’s neighbourhood -
    Shouldn’t we question why?

Satellites can aid sibling-hood,
    But some missions could buy
A start for millions to make good -
    Is Mars “pie in the sky”?

(C) David Franks 2003

Observatory in Greenwich,
London; 12/8/2016

Greenwich Observatory Telescope,
London; 12/8/2016

The Octagon Room with its Time Ball,
Greenwich, London; 12/8/2016

24-hour clock & standard-lengths
at Greenwich Observatory; 12/8/2016

Prime Meridian marking at
Greenwich Observatory; 12/8/2016