Diane Ackerman

Ricochet wonder.

July 20, 2016


‘I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else.’

Diane Ackerman’s ‘Poems for the Planets’; Carl Sagan sent this to Timothy Leary in prison.

1976 poetry anthology The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral by Diane Ackerman — a whimsical and wonderful ode to the universe, celebrating its phenomena and featuring a poem for each planet in the Solar System, as well as one specifically dedicated to Carl Sagan.

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