Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

“For me, the most ironic token of [the first human moon landing] is the plaque signed by President Richard M. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the moon. It reads, ‘We came in peace for all Mankind.’ As the United States was dropping seven and a half megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in Southeast Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our humanity. We would harm no one on a lifeless rock.” — Carl Sagan


Trevor Goodger-Hill said...


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Trevor Goodger-Hill said...


first a goddess
man made you
as he fancied
next a florin
aristocrats gamed
to win a love
with you burghers
speculated on gentry
for fat daughters
explained away
you became a flat
planet’s appendage
still you lit the
way through hay
stacks and bushes
now national monopolies
make a whore of you
for the first gun
to knock you up
gets the largest
slice of coin
o common lovers
stand you idly by
while they rape her?

1969 Trevor Goodger-Hill