Spinning the Spinning Earth

If we have just one more week
or day or hour on our planet –
how do we spend it?
In grasping, grabbing, getting?
Or embracing, caring, nurturing?
Using every last moment to love.

Spinning the spinning earth
Spin it dark? Spin it bright?

Same Universe, infinite perspectives.

Spin it dark –
I look at the stars glittering cold
above me – a universe that will
continue long after our little
chunk of rock and vegetation
and animals has been busily
ripped apart and shredded
and sucked dry by my species.
and we won’t be missed
The hole where we were
will fill with universe
and what’s left will continue
on, uninterrupted.
Disappeared.

Spin it bright –
I look at the stars sparkling cheerily
above me – a universe  enclosing me,
including me in the dance
of planets and galaxies
and nebulae, and I see
we belong to eternity –
my Earth, and the green,
growing things, and
the animals. And the love
we share and create together
lives on in the cosmos,
spreads out through infinity
forever, uninterrupted.
Revelation.

And if we have just one more week
or day or hour on our planet –
how do we spend it?
In grasping, grabbing, getting?
Or embracing, caring, nurturing?
Using every last moment to love.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

earth NASA

 

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10 thoughts on “Spinning the Spinning Earth

  1. If only we know that our time is ending then we would be more appreciative of what we have. We tend to be selfish and always thinking that we are invincible. The sad thing is that we are not as important as we think we are. Someone else is born today while someone else died at that moment. While there are some critical moments in the world’s history that shaped humanity today. it is always going to end one day. The undetermined day that will show us that we are not as important as we think we are.

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