A return to Earth is in order. Perhaps an ice-skating excursion with Charlotte Mew (following our earlier excursions with Edmund Blunden and A. S. J. Tessimond) will do the trick. Although, come to think of it, Mew is not exactly the jolly, happy-go-lucky ice-skating type . . .
Smile, Death, see I smile as I come to you
Straight from the road and the moor that I leave behind,
Nothing on earth to me was like this wind-blown space,
Nothing was like the road, but at the end there was a vision or a face
And the eyes were not always kind.
Smile, Death, as you fasten the blades to my feet for me,
On, on let us skate past the sleeping willows dusted with snow;
Fast, fast down the frozen stream, with the moor and the road and the
(Show me your face, why the eyes are kind!)
And we will not speak of life or believe in it or remember it as we go.
Charlotte Mew, The Rambling Sailor (1929). Please note that line 8 is a single line, but the length limitations of this format do not permit it to appear as a single line. The other (somewhat idiosyncratic) line indentations are Mew's own.
In a note to the poem, John Newton (the editor and annotator of Mew's Complete Poems) states: "This poem and 'Moorland Night' are perhaps the poems of Mew's that show the clearest signs of her enthusiasm for Emily Bronte's poetry." Charlotte Mew, Complete Poems (edited by John Newton) (Penguin 2000). I would venture to say that, in "Smile, Death," Mew gives Bronte a run for her money when it comes to gloomy moorland meditations.
In any case, I suppose that we have now returned to Earth from the cosmos, after a fashion.