On Seeing Voyager’s Photos for the First Time

The royal blue of Neptune made me cry

Colossal beauty seen by Voyager

But then Sagan insists we view our world:

(a tiny bit of dust inside a beam).

My needy consciousness now longs for home

reminds me how the human brain reacts

when, in reality, there are no facts

dependent so upon our point of view.

From Neptune’s view we’re but a tiny speck!

We’re nothing but a tiny, lonesome spark

in retrospect no Voyager might mark.

The odds are too profound that we’d be found

so far from home, compared with all the rest.

How glorious is Neptune’s marble breast!voyager_neptune (1)