I hold no dreams of fortune vast
nor seek undying fame
i do not ask when life is past
that many know my name

i may not own the skill to rise
to glory's top most height.
nor win a place among the wise,
but i can keep the right.

and i can live my life on earth
contented to the end,
if but a few know my worth
and proudly call me friend

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by Roger Landry

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This is an interesting little poem capturing that amazing moment in time - I found it quite mind-boggling as I viewed it from the front porch. It reminds me of what was written about Earth: For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner... on an unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies.... That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996) Philippa Lane