a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Night They Walked On The Moon

My sister and I were sewing
A new sailor suit
The top was long enough
For a mini skirt
The pants were Elephant Leg style
As they were making One small step
And one Giant Leap on the moon
We listened and watched
In black and white
But sewed in color
Looking Back for Poetry Jam

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's sweet. i like it - the details from your world as the astronauts explored space. :)

LindaG said...

Nice one, Gail. :-)

Wendy Bourke said...

Sigh ... those remembrances: so lovely and simple, at the time - and yet, in memory, the layers and the confluence of "that moment": so vivid.

Sumana Roy said...

past beautifully recollected in black white & in colors...

Vandana Sharma said...

nostalgia!!

Vandana Sharma said...

nostalgia!!

Vandana Sharma said...

nostalgia!!

Delores said...

It was an exciting time....bot the moon walk and mini skirts lol.

Saucy Kodz said...

We stopped our chores to make tea and everybody gathered round the TV in the Patients large room, including patients and staff in a hospital in London, England. It was very exciting indeed.

Sandra said...

very good memories.. i don't even remember it, i had a 2 and 4 year old, no money and was struggling to feed us all...also had no TV.

Mary said...

What a wonderful memory of that important day.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Sewing in color --- a delightful way to use contrast here. I enjoyed your poem so much; I remember that moon walk well. My husband and I were getting ready to move from our apartment to a house, and in the midst of our preparations we saw that surreal moment on tv.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is one of those events that we remember what we were doing in detail. Nicely juxtaposed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember that moment. I don't remember what I was doing though.

Gillena Cox said...

what a nice lookback, lovely poem

much love...

A Quiet Corner said...

I too remember seeing them on TV...who was it Walter Cronkite?...:)JP

thewovenspoke said...

Ah, yes the memories your poem evoked, thanks.

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal said...

Nice to look back in your journey :)

alan1704 said...

I remember that day and this brings back such amazing images. Great poem.

Susan Anderson said...

I like the contrast of the black and white TV but sewing in color.

Well done.

=)

Peggy said...

This really does recall that time. I remember my relatives gathering to watch the event that day. Thanks for posting

DesertHen said...

I like your description in the poem of black and white and color! I was just a few months old when that took place!

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