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Three Fifty Four Precisely

Up before dawn On this sixth July morn My eyes are still firmly closed I make my way sleepily To my west facing balcony Adorned in warm fleecy robe Gently rubbing the sleep From my half open eyes Looking forward to my morning surprise Lighting up the sky She is glistening so brightly Her celestial beam illuminates enticingly it's drawing me along her silvery highway My soul may walk it one day Jupiter is gleaming In the sky to her right For this celestial pair Make such a fabulous sight I’m in love as I swoon At Jupiter and the Moon Witnessing their cosmic delight But tonight very soon Another treat awaits me at three fifty four precisely Arriving west south westerly silently gliding through the sky just two fifty miles from you and I To my delight on this magical night the International Space Station I will espy Waving with glee my soul does a dance and I wonder perchance as I gaze from my balcony are astronauts waving back at me… Written 6th July 2020 euphoric after my cosmic adventure... Contest STRAND completely new (6) Sponsor Brian Strand FIRST PLACE

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Date: 7/10/2020 4:37:00 PM
I imagine they were waving like mad. If they were not, then it does not matter for you had a lovely day without their waves.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/12/2020 4:32:00 AM
What a great thought Caren, though they may have been rather busy flying the thing, haha... It was so exciting to see even though it's so high in the sky, but soon I will have my own telescope (a present from my grandson) and then, wow, I will probably see what they are eating for brekkie, haha. Celestial greetings my friend from Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 6:57:00 PM
"...silvery highway...My soul may walk it one day", charmingly penned, Ann, a brilliant and entertaining achievement, my compliments truly for your fine 1st Place win -- Aloha~@William
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/9/2020 6:48:00 AM
So many thanks for your amazing comments my friend, I truly appreciate them, thank you William. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 1:51:00 PM
Ann, I enjoyed this delightful poem and experience you described so well. You may also have seen Saturn, as it is bright and somewhat close to Jupiter these days. Later this year in December they will be so close you can't see them apart. Worth checking out.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 3:50:00 PM
So glad you enjoyed my poem Eric, unfortunately in the UK we are unable to see Saturn as it is below the meridian, however, hopefully this will change. Wow I did not know about December, so will certainly keep my eyes open for that. Thank you Eric. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 12:05:00 PM
Waving at you with congratulations on your wonderfully creative poem, Ann! Beautiful description of morning and then the added bonus of seeing the space station! Not being a morning person, I would have missed this sight except for your poem!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 3:48:00 PM
It was truly awesome Sam, so worth getting up for! Many thanks for your wonderful comments and I am thrilled you enjoyed it my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 10:31:00 AM
Ann, another wonderful tale of your love affair with the celestial wonders of the night sky. I feel lifted up to the stars with your delightful enthusiasm. Congratulations on your win, my sky-watching friend! Hugs ~ John
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 3:45:00 PM
Thank you John for your kind words my friend. Yes it was a most exciting night taking all negative thoughts from my head ~ truly inspiring. Onwards and upwards I say the universe just captivates my soul. Sending moonbeams and hugs from Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 7:35:00 AM
Ann another wonderful win my friend!;) congrats o x top win!;)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 7:40:00 AM
Gosh I can hardly believe it. Thank you dear Brenda for your congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/8/2020 6:39:00 AM
This was such a delightful journey Ann. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 7:38:00 AM
Dear Aditi so happy you came on that journey with me. Thank you so much. With kindest thoughts Ann
Date: 7/8/2020 2:50:00 AM
Wow! You let us soar with you in your cosmic adventure. Congratulations on your TOP WIN!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 7:36:00 AM
Wow too, I am so thrilled with my top win in Brian's contest JCB and delighted you were able to share my adventure. Thank you for your congratulations. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/7/2020 9:05:00 PM
Beautifully done, Dear Ann. Loved this. Stay safe!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 7:33:00 AM
Thank you dear Lure for your beautiful comments. So nice to hear from you my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann
Date: 7/6/2020 1:55:00 PM
Nicely done! I was up then to do my laundry, and missed it all! Aloha! Rico
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/6/2020 2:04:00 PM
Ohhh Rico, my laundry is still waiting to be laundered, I had better things to do, haha... thank you for making me smile today, I love your comments and sense of fun. With kindest thoughts Ann
Date: 7/6/2020 8:17:00 AM
Wonderful! Jupiter and the moon had me swooning too ;), Love this write! xomo
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/6/2020 12:49:00 PM
...I was about to go to bed when I remembered it was a full moon, so I rushed to open the blind to take it in before retiring, only basked a few minutes.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/6/2020 12:47:00 PM
I suppose I did! Was admiring the bejeweled sky without really knowing what I was looking at, just knew it was gorgeous planetary and satellite awesomeness ;), Will look for it again tonight! <3
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/6/2020 8:37:00 AM
Wasn't it just out of this world, literally. I never tire of gazing at her beauty and to see Jupiter was an added bonus, though sadly in the UK Saturn was not visible. Could you see Saturn Mo? Apparently they made a triangle in the sky. So glad you enjoyed my write. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/6/2020 7:00:00 AM
The beautiful heavens a joy to see Ann, and I love to see the space station going over. Only yesterday I renewed my app with Nasa and every time it goes over I get an alert, Missed this mornings pass, didn't wake until 07.00, it was long gone lol. Hope you're well Tom
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/6/2020 8:32:00 AM
Ohh you are so right Tom the heavens take me to another sphere I felt uplifted to see what was there above me... yes like you I had notification of the time and so when I woke naturally at 3 I decided to get up, as the night was so clear and it was so worth it. Now I feel like a zombie, but who cares, not me haha...with kindest thoughts Ann xx zzzzzzzz
Date: 7/6/2020 6:38:00 AM
Such a glowing example of your poetic pen that I am mystified. I appreciate your amazing talent and wish to leave a word of appreciation for you, my friend. May you always write with such a spectacular muse shadowing your words. God bless you always!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/6/2020 6:44:00 AM
Dear Gina, such a joy to read your encouraging words, for you are such a talented poet and it thrills me to know that you enjoy my poems too. Thank you so much my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx