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The Day I Saw the Earth Move

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The Day I Saw the Earth Move

I watched a sunset
on the beach at the ocean
The sun touched the horizon
one quarter, one half
Bright, blazing red-orange clouds
Almost down; the sky now pink
when I realized
I was really observing
our mighty planet spinning
My mind blew gently
in the eternal present
the day I saw the earth move

The rotation speed of the earth is 1,038 mph at the equator
By: tryerson

Copyright © Tim Ryerson

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  1. Date: 5/27/2014 6:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win with this wonderful write on nature, Tim

  1. Date: 5/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Tim, this was my top pick.. Your write is perfectly worded and you had me from the start.. Then your spin took it to another level. Congrats on this winner! I'm making it a favorite..

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 6:33:00 PM
    I love how your mind blew gently...congrats on the win

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 1:06:00 PM
    This is a lovely take on a sunset, Tim! Aptly seen from a different perspective. Congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 12:44:00 PM
    hello Tim,, Congratulations, I hope you enjoy your win and placement. Stop by my blog, "Petals in the Wind" if you like. Have a sweet Sunday.... XOX~ Linda

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Tim, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win. I could relate so well as I have also experienced this same phenomenon the the earth shifting when I was lost in the elements on a beach. if I can find it I will post for you. Cheers, SuZ

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:05:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Tim !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:36:00 AM
    succinct, with every word well placed, I like your use of colour within the poem, and "my mind blew gently/in the eternal present" is a very effective line; well done and congrats :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:37:00 PM
    Tim...moved.....beyond favs! Congratulations

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:08:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS TIM!!! Picture awesome Perfect. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:06:00 PM
    nice nice... congratulations...Luv...Linda

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:20:00 PM
    This one had such an awesome finish on it, Tim!! Like Carrie says down here: making us stop to ponder the wonder of the world! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:02:00 PM
    An awakening of the world and the sense of wonder........a world that we easily take for granted, you make us stop for a moment and ponder with amazement! Love this!

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Wow feels like we are hardly moving. Congrats and thanks for educating me.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:13:00 AM
    AWESOME WRITE! How expressive..the eternal present my favorite part of your whole poem....WOW, Tim, that is the title for a poem in itself! I've written a moment entitled Eternal Moments....I think on the same concept...Lovely

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:26:00 PM
    This is great, Tim: I have experienced the same thing watching the sky at the's as if the earth shifts.

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on your grand win my dear friend Tim! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:17:00 PM
    very cleverly thought out, enjoyed ty for sharimg