The Astronomer

I wrote this on the back of a booklet during an English Lesson that I had to sit in and evaluate ... My favourite stanza is definitely the third one, I think ...

Huddled in the far off corner
A blanket on my knee
The telescope by my side
So that I can see.

Shivering in the darkness
Kneeling on the grass
A camera round my neck
The night so to pass.

Looking at the stars
Noting down the sight
Camera now in action
Capturing the night.

Sunrise coming swiftly,
Banishing the stars,
Hiding every whisper,
Every tiny glance of Mars.

But I'll be back tomorrow
In the evening, I'll come
And gaze again at them,
'Till my fingers then are numb.

The End

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