Tuesday Poem

Song In Space

When man first flew beyond the sky
He looked back into the world's blue eye.
Man said: What makes your eye so blue?
Earth said: The tears in the ocean do.
Why are the seas so full of tears?
Because I've wept many thousand years.
Why do you weep as you dance through space?
Because I am mother of the human race.

by Adrian Mitchell
from Greatest Hits
Bloodaxe Books Ltd., Newcastle, 1991
ISBN: 1 85224 164 0