Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?
There are no new planets
Any more than there are new kinds of people
These planets around Trappist-1
Have been there, perhaps waiting for someone
To notice them, to be excited, rewarded in their hopes
That they would somehow exist
In the great dark sky we all view
From angles no one may predict.
I find you in an unsearched area of the world
And adulate, exulting in a new friendship
That I had never had proof of before,
But which I had yearned for and believed in
From the first pangs of loneliness
So many, many years and miles ago
And so this meeting, this greeting
May sound the herald, the claxon, the new trump
That says “you have messages” in a voice
Someone we never met has created
And more new friends, new worlds to explore
Run forward for the first quenching embrace!
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (3 so far!)
Average reader rating 4.50/5
The joy and excitement of discovery. It's the very thing that turned our eyes to the stars in the first place.
- #2220 Posted 6 years ago
- 4 out of 5
I love the bright-eyed sense of discovery and the way friends are mentioned here on such intergalactic terms
- #2234 Posted 6 years ago
- 5 out of 5
This was a response to someone's statement that the Trappist-1's planets were "new planets." I've read that they were not discovered by NASA, but by an international group led by a European.
I love the friends I've met on this world of Ficlatte and I keep exploring and my, what discoveries I've made already! They make me sure that new and equally exciting ones are yet to come.
- #2236 Posted 6 years ago
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