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Fifty years ago today the world watched as two astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon.

The first human beings to do.

The third astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission Michael Collins orbitted the moon in the mother ship Columbia whilst the Eagle lander made its historic journey, landing in the sea of tranquility.

Who can ever forget those famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the lunar surface.

"Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

July 20th 1969.





an eagle hovers swoops down to a tranquil place ~ mission accomplished

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Date: 8/2/2019 5:50:00 AM
Very epic poem here. Thanks for sharing it with us all. :) Have a wonderful week. -JWE
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Date: 8/2/2019 2:34:00 PM
Thanks very much J.W., a memorable moment that I'm glad I was able to witness. Tom.
Date: 7/25/2019 12:23:00 PM
Hi Tom, Good haiku for such an historical event. Well done. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/25/2019 12:40:00 PM
Thanks Alexis, it certainly was, hope you too.have a great day. Tom
Date: 7/22/2019 7:46:00 PM
wonderful! I remember watching it
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Date: 7/23/2019 4:11:00 AM
Thanks Timothy, certainly one of the most memorable things we've seen in our lifetime. Tom
Date: 7/22/2019 4:03:00 PM
Great one Tom! :)
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Date: 7/22/2019 4:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi, glad you liked it. Tom.
Date: 7/22/2019 2:26:00 PM
A day to remember and a historical moment never to be forgotten - a fitting haiku so well penned Tom - I wrote a poem titled 'First ment to land on Moon' - 6 weeks after I joined poetry soup - my father used to collect paper clippings of important events - there was a newspaper article on the Sunday after Apollo 11 landed - I posted the cutting - blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 7/22/2019 4:56:00 PM
Thanks Jennifer, hard to believe where the time has gone. Just visited your verse, I too collect important events and have wrote a few historical verses from the cuttings. Tom
Date: 7/22/2019 8:25:00 AM
Thank you. Tom for doing this poem. It's fitting and wonderful. Panagiota
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Date: 7/22/2019 9:02:00 AM
Thank you Panagiota, a remarkable achiement that I felt had to be honoured. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 7:03:00 PM
It was a day and a moment to remember, etched forever into history. Nicely done, Tom. ~ gw
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Date: 7/22/2019 2:18:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, it certainly was, what young boy back then didn't want to be a space man lol. Tom.
Date: 7/21/2019 2:28:00 PM
Great tribute and Haiku tom. Well done! Charlie
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:39:00 PM
Thanks very much Charlie, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 12:35:00 PM
Mission 1...a whole lot more to come...nice write...
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:38:00 PM
Thanks Arturo, next stop mars. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 10:28:00 AM
What a wonderful tribute in honour of this giant step for mankind! My friend this is an incredible haiku commemorating this awesome historical event! Bravo, Tom!
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Pandita, I'm happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 9:57:00 AM
A great tribute to America!
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you Richard.
Date: 7/21/2019 4:14:00 AM
Excellent Tom! I will never be able to forget the date nor the astronaut that rairly gets mentioned, Michael Collins. My brother's name is Michael Collins and his birthday is today July 20 th sounds unbelievable doesn't it? This is going into my Faves! : ) xxoo
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:47:00 PM
You're probably aware Michael Collins was one of those responsible for getting Ireland independence from England. Both my parents came from County Clare on the west coast.
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Date: 7/21/2019 4:40:00 AM
Yes, my grandfather's side came over from Ireland in 1700's. My brother's father is all Irish. He is my half brother. His father and grandmother never turned grey into their 90's amazingly. My mother is mostly Irish. My father was Irish and English. xxoo
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Date: 7/21/2019 4:25:00 AM
Thanks Connie, I remember watching it as a 13 year old, and have always been fascinated by space exploration ever since, I never tire of watching the ISS fly over our house. An app on my phone tells me. Michael Collins played a big part in the mission's success and his greatest fear was returning to earth alone. What a coincidence your brother bears his name. It's an Irish name, are any of your family from Ireland. ?. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 4:06:00 AM
We were all attracted by the landing on the moon. It was indeed incredible that it was such a great success. Lovely haiku.
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Date: 7/21/2019 4:19:00 AM
Thanks Victor, People only see the three astronauts but there were hundreds behind the scenes that made it possible. Tom
Date: 7/21/2019 4:01:00 AM
So wonderful words into the Beauty of a Haiku rendering one of the greatest achievements of Man to unfold one layer of the existence mysteries hence opening wide the gates of Light for Mankind.. Great poetry and a FAV! My great pleasure, Tom.. God bless you.
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Date: 7/21/2019 4:17:00 AM
Thank you Besma, it was indeed a fantastic achiement for mankind, mans thirst for knowledge never quenches'. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 8:08:00 PM
great entry for this special anniversary that some of us are old enough to remember!
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Date: 7/21/2019 2:06:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, a fantastic achiement, shame President Kennedy didn't live to see his dream of putting a man on the moon. Frightening though where the times gone. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 4:34:00 PM
fabulous haiku Tom, today we went to a 2 hour talk/ film about the historical event of the moon landing, to see footage I've never seen before and the craters left when they landed and the equipment on the surface of the moon was so interesting :-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/20/2019 5:34:00 PM
Thanks Jan, I remember watching it like it was yesterday but fifty years, a lifetime ago. It was without doubt a brilliant achievement, the astronauts, mission control and the mathematicians working everything out there was no margin for error, watched a documentary tonight about it. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 12:25:00 PM
I recall watching on tv in Greece in a hotel this historic moment. Looking back , I see the magnitude of the achievement combining it with the technology of the time. Your Haiku is a great tribute to the event dear, Tom!
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Date: 7/20/2019 3:38:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, I think its a event that the whole world remembers, not forgetting all those working behind the scenes that made the mission possible. Tom.
Date: 7/20/2019 9:52:00 AM
What a wonderful tribute to the historical event, Paul... well done my friend.
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Date: 7/20/2019 10:46:00 AM
Thank you Eve, felt I had to honour that brilliant achiement in some way. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 7:55:00 AM
- A great day for the whole world, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/20/2019 8:43:00 AM
Thank Anne, space facinates me and often I see the space station fly directly above my house. One can't help but look up in awe. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 7:47:00 AM
Nice one Tom...Personally I'm not sure it actually happened.
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Date: 7/20/2019 7:53:00 AM
Thanks S.O. there's always controversy over it, if it was a hoax then it was a damn good one. Tom
Date: 7/20/2019 6:21:00 AM
I am totally mesmerised by the Moon so really enjoyed your Haiku Tom. How amazing would that be to actually walk on the Moon - wow it sends tingles down my spine just thinking about! Wishing you a dry and sunny weekend Tom. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 7/20/2019 6:25:00 AM
Thank you Ann, have seen it many times through a telescope, its an amazing sight. I remember the first landing well, watched it on a black and white TV, I was 13. Tom