Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New Orbit

First love soars rocket-like through virgin space

In whose calm distance no one ever hurled

A mighty missile that would change the face

And outlines of the total outer world.

A boy and girl are there in the beginning,

Untouched, unsure, and yet prepared to try

That rarer atmosphere beyond the spinning

Earth in a dark immensity of sky.

Propelled by violent and split reaction

Of forces stronger than they ever knew

High into heavens, they attain a fraction

Of universal knowledge, vast and true.

Surpassing minor moons, their love gains speed

To reach the most distant star of mutual need.

--Anne Marx

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