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The Romans saw the spark of fire in the sky, Red among a black sea and specks of white, Red like the fire that burns in our heart's eye, Mars cries out, “Come and conquer your birthright,” The God of War showed us the way one October, The heavens are ours and we are all gods, We used science and sent us over a curious rover, Will there be life, strife, “never tell me the odds,” The planet of precious ranger robots, Of princesses, sci-fi, and adventure, Will soon be covered in our own astronauts, Like to invest with me...

Mars was the fantasized planet where first it was thought we might man it, or wondered if seeming canals meant that Martians were in those locales. When Curiosity rover started looking the Mars-scape over, we saw part of the red globe well, and misapprehensions fell pell-mell. Mars is fourth from the Sun of course. Compared to Earth, its gravity force is much less. — In twenty eighteen its visage shows biggest to be seen this month, July. — So let us glance at that red-brown world, where two moons prance, and view it in proximate space, as Mars exhibits its...

We have passed in the night as shooting stars. Embraced in the arms of our gravity I kissed your lips, which are redder than Mars, And kept this photo for posterity. Though our fingers have slipped, my thoughts still wend Your way, red-shifted as the photons fly Through the nebulae, turning as they bend Toward space-time wells in your sparkling eye. Because the path of your heavenly form Traces an ellipse, it may yet return To cross my own, and in this union warm The cold heart of space, and set love to burn. Some people may claim that our...