Day 116: How Amazing

How Amazing
by
Matt Zurbo

 

How amazing is the sun!

It’s heat can melt a planet’s surface.
(Mercury)

Yet is soft enough to open a flower.

How amazing is the sun!

It can light a solar system!

Its gravity is so strong planets spin around it!

Yet its kiss can make freckles show.

How spectacular is the moon!
It can pull the entire ocean up over rocks, beaches, cliffs.

Yet the gravity on its surface is so weak, it would take a leaf forever to fall.

How spectacular is the moon!
When it is full dogs howl to it, owls hoot! Some people scream and yell, couples hold hands!

Yet, on its surface, all is quiet, nothing moves.

How spectacular is the moon!

On a good night, it lights up wildlife, mountain ranges, oceans, lets animals explore, hunt, feast.

Yet, it’s made of dead rock.

How spectacular is the moon!
It is 400 times smaller than the sun.

Yet once a year eclipses it!

How amazing is the Earth!
It spins at about 1600 kms per hour!

Yet a bubble will gently drift withut falling.

How amazing is the Earth! It has volcanoes!

Tropical jungles!

Ice deserts!

But also soft summer rain.
(Two kids hands out and up, smiling, catching summer rain.)

How brilliant is the ocean!
It can crash and thunder and destroy!

Yet be as smooth as glass.

How brilliant is the ocean!
It carries whales,
yet also sea horses.
(Tiny sea horse in front of whale eye.)

How brilliant is the ocean!
All life on Earth evolved from there.
(Evolution of man, finishing with kid reading this book.)

It’s full of weird creatures, has barely been explored…
(Mini submarine, beneath it are weird deep sea creatures, including giant squid.)

Yet it’s our favourite place to swim!  
(Beach)

How incredible are we!

We can be enormous and strong!
(Ant at foot of Kid)

Yet, be small and frail.
(Kid in small boat as blue whale breaches water’s surface.)

We can wage horrible war…

Yet sing and dance.

We can discover the atom,

create our own lightning,

defeat smallpox,

build the pyramids,

conquer the ocean,

land on the moon,

harness the sun,
(Solar powered cars)

explore the stars!

Yet enjoy nothing more than sitting in the breeze…

(Kid in paddock long grass watching sunset.)

 

 

The End

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