Lay for the Day 15th
The Soviet Union launches its spacecraft Zond 5, the first to go to the
moon and return to the home planet. Nine months later, on 20th July 1969,
Neil Armstrong would be the first human to set foot on an off-world.
Stories from the Heart
The moons no companion
though Ill smile to see her,
though I have looked in her face like a lover.
I have seen her exalted on
a clear night
and a fragment,
the statue of a breast in daylight,
and footprints in the dust of her veil.
Heavenly mother of images
the scarred face of a blank clock,
white beyond comparison,
to you, the form of all wasted
I fall solemnly prey.
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