An Earth Day Verse

By chance of birth
We’re here on Earth,
More lucky than we know
With such a brain
As can explain
The way these things must go

That life began
Not with a man
Named Adam, and his Eve
But molecules
In tidal pools
That replicate and cleave

To replicate
It is their fate
And thus to reproduce
The Earth revolves
And life evolves
And all this, we deduce

Recycled star
Is what we are
With everything we see
This view of things
Amazement brings
At least, it does to me

Some future day
I know we may
Be swallowed by the sun
For what it’s worth
Protect the Earth–
We’ve only got the one.


  1. says

    @DarnHeretic–I blush to admit that I honestly don’t even know how one would set that up. I know that someone over on stumbleupon has set up a feed of some sort, but it was Chinese to me (Greek would have been easier).If any of you reading can enlighten me as to how to set up an RSS feed, please do so; whatever I need to do, I am willing. (I think that Pharyngula’s blogroll has me in RSS form, if that helps.)

  2. says

    I found a site that will generate a feed for your blog (! It’s at this link. It looks pretty easy to make one using this. :)

  3. says

    Hmmm…. On step two, feedburner identified two feed sources already existing–one on Atom, one RSS. I am going to hold off on claiming either of those, simply out of polite ignorance–if someone reading this is the creator of either or both of those, would I be doing you any harm by claiming them? I assume not, but I know that I do not know. I will give it a couple of days, most likely. But, DarnHeretic, if you can find either of those, it would appear that they answer your opening comment/question.

  4. says

    Yeah, that second link works! (below) might want to place a link to it on your main page. :D

  5. says

    Cuttlefish, amazing! I have nothing that can compare. Except maybe Monty Python’s Galaxy Song … Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolvingAnd revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned,A sun that is the source of all our power….So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,How amazingly unlikely is your birth,And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,’Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.(from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life:)

  6. says

    Hi!I found you through The Barefoot Bum – love this poem and I’ve linked to it from my blog – I’ve quoted the first couple of verses – hope that’s okay. Let me know if not and I’ll take it down…Keep on rhyming!

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