The Masterpiece

We live in a work
of art by ‘Anonymous’
that we call the Earth.

How lucky we are
as part of a masterpiece
that’s lit by a star.

Apollo 14

The burning stopped and we were clear.
The Moon was smiling. We smiled in return.
I saw my nation: an object strangely shaped
– not like the perfect curve that touched my mind
and centred all my thoughts on all mankind.




  • Dedicated to the memory of Edgar Mitchell