A poem for today
When man first flew beyond the sky
He looked back into the world’s blue eye.
Man said: what makes your eye so blue?
Earth said: The tears in the ocean do.
Why are the seas so full of tears?
Because I’ve wept so many thousand years.
Why do you weep as you dance through space?
Because I am the mother of the human race.
Adrian Mitchell 1932-2008
From love songs of world war three(1988)