On High

Comet lights path

Between deep space and our star

We remain Earth bound


n.b. I would include a picture, but it’s overcast at the moment, so this shot features the sunrise on 21st June, 2020 here, on the north coast of East Anglia.

CLP 18/07/2020


  1. Geri Lawhon says:

    When I read the last line, I felt sad because it should not be that way. Someday in the future, we will be able to follow a comet around on it’s great ride. Thanks for the lovely words

    1. Hi Geri, thank you for your thoughts on this. Your response to the last line is fascinating, to me a person who remembers the first Moon landing. Such an amazing project to put those men up there…that for me here in England, was the American Dream. Now I wonder whether simply focusing on our planet should be our humble future. Latest population projections indicate a top end figure for Earth of just over 9 billion people (and that likely to fall as the population ages), so there’s plenty here for us all, I hope.

      I had an American geography teacher for my post-16 education here and I remember him asking whether anyone knew anything about the Ozark mountains. I did, but only because I had heard of a band called The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. So, it is lovely to hear from someone who lives out there. I like the look of your blog! WordPress is a great way to connect with people around the world. Thanks again for getting in touch through the comments section. Chris

      1. Geri Lawhon says:

        This truly a small world. We are all connected in small ways so often that it boggles the mind. I remember the first moon landing because my father worked for NASA at the time, nothing so glamorous as an astronaut though. He says those days were the highlight of his career.

        I’m still learning about the Ozarks! Thank you for the kind words. I truly want people to enjoy the experience of visiting my blog. I’m delighted that you like the look. Glad to connect with you.

      2. That day was amazing. We had time out of classes to watch the replay that afternoon!

        I’ve just downloaded the OMD first LP as I had heard of them, but never knowingly heard them. Lovely to meet you 🙏

  2. Lucy says:

    A lovely poem with such beautiful imagery entwined within it. I just love the connection between life on Earth and the universe.

    1. Lucy, thank you for your comment. It is interesting to read your jointly written work with Ryan Hain. It is great fun writing in this way. My writing friend and I have created noms de plume for when we do this, which is very liberating in the creative process, but also good fun. Thank you again for reading my posts. Chris

  3. Shanyu says:

    Very impactful. ‘We remain Earth Bound’ love the simplicity yet the depth certainly is magical.

    1. Thank you for your thoughts, (and for following).

      1. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure! Keep writing

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