Following up on yesterday’s love poem I have for you another deceptively simple challenge. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a very large thing. It could be a mountain or a blue whale or a skyscraper or a planet or the various contenders for the honor of being the Biggest Ball of Twine. Whatever giant thing you choose, I hope this chance to versify in praise of the huge gets your poetic engines humming. – Maureen Thorson
Hmmm, a very large thing eh? Like a Universe! I have chosen to write in free verse. 🧡👩🦰🧡
Our Universe is growing and accelerating away from us
At an alarming rate; and the Hubble has shown us this.
Together with the mysterious thing which propulses it.
So strange that scientists call it merely dark energy.
Sent into space in 1990 the space telescope has
revealed beautiful pictures of galaxies and stars.
It has not only shown us far distant galaxies but also
That it is a time machine, showing the time line
Going back into our past, it has
What happens when stars explode and what black holes are.
The Webb Space Telescope has now been launched.
It is the biggest one that NASA has ever sent into space.
If all goes to plan, it will be able to go back further in time,
To what scientists call 'The Cosmic Dawn' which
Is 250 million years after the Big Bang occurred.
This means we will be able to learn so much more
About our Universe; and receive beautiful pictures too.
The Webb has been successful in unfurling it's
Huge golden mirrors which will allow it to transmit
Things we have never seen before in our huge Universe.
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