Space

...as in astronomy.

Bookmarks

Auden’s Grumpy Moon Landing Poem
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/07/19/audens-grumpy-moon-landing-poem/

Not everyone was up in arms about the moon being “invaded” and “exploited for television”.

Worth going to see? I can well believe it.
Worth seeing? Mneh! I once rode through a desert
and was not charmed: give me a watered
lively garden, remote from blatherers

about the New, the von Brauns and their ilk, where
on August mornings I can count the morning
glories where to die has a meaning,
and no engine can shift my perspective.

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