2020...oops, I mean 2010
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What the Moon Has Seen

I find comfort in the thought that the moon I see in the South Korean sky is the same moon that my friends and loved ones throughout world see too.  The moon reminds me that there is a light that shines in the darkness for all humankind.
It is amazing to consider what the moon has seen.
I like this poem.

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No longer throne of a goddess to whom we pray, no longer the bubble house of childhood's tumbling Mother Goose man,

The emphatic moon ascends--
the brilliant challenger of rocket experts,
the white hope of communications men.

Some I love who are dead
were watchers of the moon and knew its lore;
planted seeds, trimmed their hair,

Pierced their ears for gold hoop earrings
as it waxed or waned.
It shines tonight upon their graves.

And burned in the garden of Gethsemane,
its light made holy by the dazzling tears
with which it mingled.

And spread its radiance on the exile's path
of Him who was The Glorious One,
its light made holy by His holiness.

Already a mooted goal and tomorrow perhaps
an arms base, a livid sector,
the full moon dominates the dark.

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