|March 3, 2015
||[Mar. 3rd, 2015|11:55 pm]
Up mid-morning, to find it was sleeting/freezing raining outside. That was enough to make me decide to spend the day indoors. I puttered about online for a while, defrosted some chicken soup from the freezer for lunch, and then finally finished updating my LiveJournal for the last week. So far, so good.
Then I tried to write some poetry. It did not happen. So I took a break to surf the web for a whole more and then did some dishes. After that, the words started to flow a little better, and I wrote a short poem inspired by the news that the Dawn space probe was nearing the dwarf plant Ceres:
STATUS UNIVERSALIS, MARCH 2015
Whistling the Blue Danube.
Dawn will come to Ceres soon,
three years out, Vesta behind.
Ever outward we expand.
A submarine probe for Europa next,
then who knows? Will we connect
with some spore lifeform? Pluto, too,
within our sights, New Horizons
waking from its frozen sleep.
These worlds are lovely, dark and deep,
and before they pass too far
our little craft will find a star
to point to, message in a bottle:
we were here, this is our total,
come and visit when we’re gone.
We tried our best. May you do more.
Some nice occasional poetry, but I doubt it will end up in the collection, as the ending kind of rips off my earlier poem "A Space Triptych." But it was fun to write and a good bit of exercise for the creative muscles.
After that, as could be predicted, I took a nap. Later in the evening, I prepared a pork loin with a maple syrup/mustard sauce, a recipe I'd tried a few weeks ago. It came out better this time -- last time the sauce had been kind of dry and skimpy -- and queenmomcat and I scarfed a good bit of the roast with some nice green beans. And that's pretty much that. I'm actually feeling kind of awake and happy this evening, which is a pleasant change, but I do need to get to bed soon. I have a subbing assignment that will carry me through the rest of the week starting tomorrow, so I need some sleep.