Freely Falling Bodies – extract

Freely Falling Bodies – Motion in One Dimension


a geologist’s hammer

a falcon’s feather

drift from the heavens



* * *


David Scott, astronaut,1971

conducting his experiment on the moon

while Galileo Galilei hovers over his shoulder

swooping for the kill

(the redemption of his persistence)

smiling broadly as they land

on the lunar surface in unison


what he would have given

for air

without resistance.


* * *

This entry was published on February 25, 2012 at 2:41 am and is filed under Poems. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: