Lune-y Lundi Lives!

Lune: a 3-line poetic form similar to the Haiku.
Kelley Lune: 5 syllables in first line, 3 in the second, 5 in the third.
Collum Lune: 3 words, 5 words, 3 words.

“Cold Coffee”
a Kelley Lune by Robbie Ann Lewis (my pen name, dudes)

My coffe’s gone cold.
Cool breeze chills
My hands – pen trembles.

To the Moon, Alice!

Have you heard?  Two very wealthy people will be the first private citizens to board a rocket for a trip to the Moon!  They won’t be the first space tourists — American businessman Dennis Tito bought that first ticket to ride, and in April 2001 he left Earth via a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-day stay at the cozy International Space Station.  He was 60 at the time.  A determined 60, he was — who gave NASA palpitations!  But all went well, so since then, six other private citizens have vacationed at the space lab — with NASA’s blessing.

These two new ground-breakers are getting set to take their cruise around the Moon by the end of 2018.  They will round Earth’s only natural satelite aboard a new SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule.  No Moon landing, just a fly-by…JUST! LOL!  Their identities are being kept under wraps at this time.  Don’t you just know they’re bursting at the seams to share their highly unusual vacation plans (they will be the 8th and 9th space tourists) with everyone they know?

Special note:  Our mystery space adventurers will be the first to go beyond low-Earth orbit since the Apollo 17 Lunar landing mission in 1972!  So let’s hope they take lots of pics!

-/-

To celebrate Elon Musk’s next big step toward colonizing the Moon (Mr. Musk’s main SpaceX  goal), I give you another Lune — a Collum Lune this time:

I’m mooning for
My own cosmical mystery tour.
Let training begin!

Oh, one more, okay?….

Dear Mr. Musk,
I’m saving for a Moonshot.
Hold my seat!

Happy Monday, you Moon-dawgs!

Catch me next Lundi (Monday) for more Moon-shines…

-Rob

For the facts I cited in this post, I referred to:
*Space.com article, First Space Tourist: How a U.S. Millionaire Bought a Ticket to Orbit, by Mike Wall (April 27,2011)
*nbcnews.com article, Look Inside the SpaceX Capsule That Will Take Two Beyond the Moon, by David Freeman (March 3,2017)

About RobbieAnnLewis

To me, words are like garden plants -- if planted in the right places, well-weeded, lovingly coaxed and given light, they will feed mind and spirit. I live with my boyfriend -- a man who has his own way with words -- by a bay on the Texas Gulf Coast.
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