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Friday 5 February 2010

Haiku #40

Thousands of telescopes world-wide.
All point to distant stars
Hardly anyone studies the sun.


Raj said...

wont pointing to the sun induce temporary or permenant blindness?
if so, why would anyone? :P

Dan Gurney said...

Not to mention the comparative paucity of investigations of inner worlds through meditation.... inner realms fully as interesting as the investigations of outer realms.

@ctors Business said...

So what is this light
This shining orbiting disc
Good evil life or death

Ronda Laveen said...

Massive fireballs freak humans out. Denial?

Dave King said...


Thanks for the comments.
You don't actually have to look through a telescope. There are other ways of looking (using cameras, for example. The point is that more is known about distant stars than about our own sun, despite its importance to us. NASA is going some way today to
correct the imbalance by launching a figure-of-eight probe that (hopefully) will send back unprecedented data on sunspots etc.

I take Dan's point, though.

What is within
outshines or
out-darkens the sun.

Unknown said...

Hi Dave,

Perhaps folks are hoping to see a long-ago-sent message that will help us avoid our demise?

steven said...

and dave we know next to nothing of the space that occupies seventy per cent of our own planet's surface!!! steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

If the sun wont shine
and the fog keeps rolling in
I shall go dotty!

My haiku for today Dave

Dave King said...

All three
I agree fully with both points raised.

I went dotty years ago
sometimes I think I'm over it
but not just now.

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My first time here. I'm enjoying your blog & haikus.