Into the Unkown

By: EarlB , 9:33 PM GMT on August 17, 2013

How precious is the flower
About to bloom,
It is still the mystery.

How delicious is the flavor
That lives in the mind
And not yet on the lips.

How beautiful is the scape
That you imagine
Long before it is seen.

How dear is the love
Never held,
But cherished more every day.

as a post script:

voting is over and "winners" have been selected in the haiku
submittal for the upcoming NASA launch of "MAVEN" to orbit
Mars. Although only one of my haiku garnered a vote (it got
one vote, and I didn't vote!), that haiku was selected by the folks
running the competition for recognition on one of the MAVEN
web pages: our-name/contest-winners/

What a nice honor. (I wonder who cast that single vote??)

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:18 AM GMT on August 31, 2013
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4. EarlB
10:37 AM GMT on August 19, 2013
thanks juslivn! i appreciate that.

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3. EarlB
10:36 AM GMT on August 19, 2013

yes, on june 8 i posted a shameless advertisement
of my (and Roy Tandy's) efforts in the challenge.

just so that you understand, i WOULD have voted
for our haiku, but after reading over 100 pages
of 5 poems each, i "overloaded" on 17 syllable
poems about Mars, and quit, bleary-eyed! ha ha

i'm lucky that someone on the staff stumbled
upon one of mine and liked it. i pity them if
they read all of the entries to those chosen
outside the voting.

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2. juslivn
11:57 PM GMT on August 18, 2013
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1. shoreacres
6:45 PM GMT on August 18, 2013
It's a wonderful honor, and a nice haiku, too. Congratulations! Did you post about this before and I missed it? Well, you're better at haiku than I am - better you should have undertaken the challenge!

There were a few that were really funny. I can't remember which, now, but they were farther down the page and I think probably done by folks who worked with the program.

Your poem here's lovely, too. Now and not yet always is a good combination!
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