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Please Vote – Send My Haiku on Maven’s Mission to Mars #GoToMars

15 Jul
Please click on photo to cast your vote!

Please click on photo to cast your vote!

Sounds wild, doesn’t it?

It’s true, NASA’s MAVEN- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolusion Mission is set to launch in late 2013, and offered the public a chance to climb on board…figuratively. 

School children were given a chance to submit artwork for a chance to have their art included as digital files on the DVD that will fly to Mars on board the MAVEN spacecraft! NASA chose to place all 377 entries from kids around the world on the DVD to Mars.

7-15-2013-student art contest

Folks were also offered the chance to send a message to Mars in the form of a haiku (line 1- 5 syllables, line 2- 7 syllables, line 3- 5 syllables style).

Many of you who follow this blog, know that I’m a haiku freak and write it every chance I get. I’ve loved the form since was a girl, so I jumped at the chance when I read about the contest.

Before you read the poem, there’s one thing I want to mention otherwise it might read weird to you. ‘Opposition’ in space terms is when Earth and Mars reach their closest point. 

Image: mars.jpl.nasa.gov

Image: mars.jpl.nasa.gov

Here goes it:

Elusive neighbor

Converge in opposition-

Solely to be friends

I liked using the word opposition in the poem because Mars is the planet of war, so it can be seen as confrontational, but it really is a coming together. 

I do hope that you click on the top image to give my haiku a chance to travel to Mars, a 5 star vote would be great. Please tweet using the hashtag #GoToMars and share this with your friends on Facebook too.


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