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933) Published: Poem: Hello, Beautiful! July 28, 2009

Posted by pete1844 in Poem.
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Typed and written 00:38, Wednesday, 29th July 2009 CE
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933) Hello, Beautiful!
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“40. O SON OF MAN!
Wert thou to speed through the immensity of space and traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thou wouldst find no rest save in submission to Our command and humbleness before Our Face.”
(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)
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At the beginning of her “Unity Gathering” tonight
Mahsa played Payam singing “Immensity of Space”,
it’s beautiful music
with beautiful lyrics,
and my imagination turned yet again
to that image burned on the memory of my mind,
the huge disc of the Red Planet, Mars
as the astronauts of the movie, “Mission to Mars”
emerge from their crippled spacecraft
whilst in Mars orbit
and Tim Robbins, or was it Gary Sinise
exclaims, “Hello, Beautiful”
as the magnificent desolation of the orange, rusty desert of Mars
shows the majestic beauty and grandeur of Mars
and the heart of the astronaut responds;
this majestic beauty
is to me the sine qua non
of God’s beauty in Nature
and the above verse from Baha’u’llah
is to me very apposite
in reminding me
that, in the words of David Bowman
in “2010: The Year We Make Contact”,
“All these worlds are yours,
except Europa;
attempt no landings there”
as if God is saying to man,
“Mars is for Man to explore,
go there in peace, by all means
but remember that this, like Earth, is MINE
and you are allowed here, as on Earth, as My servant,
submit to My Command
be humble before my Grandeur
be happy, in Service to Me
on Mars, as on Earth;
presumably, although jumping the gun shamelessly
I would submit
that any of mankind
who would venture to explore, colonise or terraform Mars
would do well
to turn in obedience and trust
to that Centre on Earth
of God’s Kingdom, The Universal House of Justice
to consult
about the relationship
between Martian colonists and explorers
and the Mouthpiece of God to Mankind
that the spiritual life of Martians
should from the very beginning
be in accord
with God’s Will, God’s Spirit, God’s Love
and that Martian, Terran relations
should continue in harmony, co-operation and consultation
so that the Next Manifestation after 2852 AD
will find a blissful humanity
living in unity and peace
on 3 or 4 worlds,
Earth, Moon, Mars and perhaps a newly terraformed Venus,
or is my vision clouded, seen through a glass darkly
and grievously flawed
by ignorance of what God’s real Will for the future of Man actually holds?

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