Sputnik at Whispers and Echoes

Today is the 65th anniversary of the launch of humanity’s first artificial satellite. When Whispers and Echoes put out a call for “history haiku” to be posted in late September and early October, I knew I had to write one for Sputnik.

We need to better celebrate our planetary holidays. Here’s my list:

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Sputnik at Whispers and Echoes

  1. JeanMarie says:

    I like that one!

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  2. berniebell1955 says:

    Re. space-junk….. here’s a tale – years ago at a family christening, my Dad was talking with a very old nun, who was scandalised when he said that we can’t go to heaven now as there’s too much space-junk in the way. Dad had a very relaxed approach to his Catholicism – the nun – didn’t!

    And…marking planetary turning points….. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=15932

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  3. berniebell1955 says:

    PS….you might like this…a snippet from a song by Kirsty McColl….

    “I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    Is it wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you’d care”

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