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Posts tagged “moon

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Reflecting Reflected Light

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Floating in the Sea Above

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Between Two Worlds

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Near Miss

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Luna

Captured this wonderful shot of our lunar neighbor.

Floating almost 240,000 miles away,
She decided to smile on me that night.

I sometimes forget that space is engulfed with light,
Brimming from the edges of the sun and other stars.

But we are only witness to this light when it strikes an object,
A surface that yanks the light out of that deep darkness,
Flinging it out onto the face of the Earth,
Onto the face of our eyes,
Onto the face of our thoughts.

To contemplate such a tiny fragment in this vast awe that surrounds us!

What other mysteries hide quietly beneath the surface of space?
What other wonders hide patiently under the surface of contemplation?

Photograph and Word Scribbles copyright Mike Yost 2017


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Cosmic Clock

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2017


Illumination

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2017

Time is Illusory

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2017

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Ancient Observer


This ancient observer
Mute and steadfast
Floating high above the horizon
Circling the firmament
For billions of years

Watching the dinosaurs fall silent beneath a cloud of ash
Watching civilizations spring out of open fields and spill across vast oceans
Watching the bones of those we love sink back into the Earth

Apathetic to our own toils
Indifferent to our own queries
To our universal questions of meaning and purpose
Pulled to the surface under a canopy of distant stars

Questions unanswered by this mute and steadfast witness
This silent companion of our home planet
Suspended in a peaceful tapestry
High above the horizon

Photograph and Prose copyright Mike Yost 2017

Heightened Perspective

Heightened Perspective

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2016