Polly

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Mars Curiosity Zoom

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A star-studded landing far far away on Mars by Curiosity.

Mars Curiosity Zoom

Curiosity checks herself out
Takes a self-portrait
Communicate, communicate, communicate.
She flicks back her hair
Listens to the least inspiring Beatles track
“Good Morning, Good Morning,”
[How boring, how boring],
The cock crows, the dog barks, the horse neighs, the lion roars,
Sounds of thunder: hooves, hounds bay, the hunter’s horn blares.
MARDI shows full-frame views from the rover’s NavCams.
They look at the rim of Gale Crater,
The Martian landscape they’ll view later,
Hotter than anticipated,
Warmer than evaluated.
Surface-optimised flight software boom,
SAM and DAN will be checked out soon.

Polly Robinson © 2012

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14 thoughts on “Mars Curiosity Zoom

  1. And to think! Most people think the really important stuff that day was happening in London

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  2. So GREAT Polly…The first lines really set the tone “Curiosity checks herself out / Takes a self-portrait”…:-D

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  3. You really had fun with this Polly. I like

    [How boring, how boring],
    The cock crows, the dog barks, the horse neighs, the lion roars,

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  4. As Irene says, looks like you were having fun. I do love those opening images.

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  5. I love your perspective on this.

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  6. Thanks for the links Polly – I actually haven’t heard that Beatles song before. And I grew up with them! Though they were a tad older than me 🙂 I understand some of the references in your own verse more clearly as well. I also have a link to share along with my verse: http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2012/08/wwp-118-thinking-outside-of-box.html
    Enjoy.

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    • heh-heh … I do think it’s one of the most boring Beatles songs … not well known, perhaps that’s why …

      Of course, they were much older than me (!)

      I guess you need to listen to the song to ‘get’ the references.

      I’m going to take a look at your post now 🙂 Thanks for your comments Jules.

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  7. New knowledge for this reader, “stereo camera”. Mars & actually all the planets, intrigue the imagination…

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