“Nasa strikes water after moon crash” (Christopher A. White)

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full moon–
a pan on the hob
boiled dry

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Headlines:

“Nasa strikes water after moon crash” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Christopher A. White (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 8 Comments...

  1. Bill Kenney

    A most effective juxtaposition

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    I second Bill. And the concluding imagery could be read as a commentary on Nasa’s action.

    Chris, an engaging read.

    Chen-ou

  3. Chris White

    Hi Bill, Hi Chen-ou. Thanks for your kind comments. Chen-ou – I’m glad you found an interesting connection between the poem and the news article / Nasa’s activity.

  4. Laurence Stacey

    Hey Chris! This really is a stellar verse. I know I mentioned it before, but I love the juxtaposition here.

  5. Allison

    great stuff!

  6. Chris White

    Laurence, thanks very much. I’m really pleased you find so much in the juxtaposition. As you know, I’ve always valued your feedback on my writing greatly – whether good or bad – so thanks for sharing your thoughts here.

    Allison, thank you too!

  7. Editor

    Brilliant Chris – ’nuff said. Looking forward to your next one!! :)

  8. Chris White

    Thanks Dick! :) As with Laurence, you know how much I’ve always valued your opinion.

    And I’m looking forwards to submitting the next one. Hopefully it won’t take me too long to get it together for you. I’ve rewritten it a number of times and I’m still not happy, but I’ll get it in the end!

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