Daily Archives: December 7, 2008

Welcome…

… to my poetry website! Just click on one of the tabs above to read my astro-poems about Mars, the Mars rovers, and more. If you’re more interested in the universe and the beauty of the night sky, this page … Continue reading

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Through The Plumes

  What strange, warm-water wonderland will lie beneath me as I fly high overhead? Below me, rushing past – a snow-globe scene, a fractured, cratered wintry plain of gleaming ice as hard as stone, criss-crossed with groaning fissures that open … Continue reading

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From A Distance

  Just think… To the eyes of an alien Voyager, built on and flung hard away from an exotic, alien world whirling ‘round some faraway star, Earth would look like that: a soft focus blue and white ball, all its … Continue reading

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Flight over Tiger Ice

  High above the growling Tiger Stripes a fragile metal butterfly closes up its frightened eyes and waits for the first hissing kiss of vapour on its face. Beneath its outstretched wings tide-tugged ice screams out and sings a song of oceans, deep … Continue reading

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Beneath the Sky

  Stand church statue-still on a so-clear-it-sends-chills down-your-spine night and you’ll feel the Earth trembling beneath your feet, swooning as she’s swept along in the Galaxy’s carousel waltz, dancing with grace at a chaste, respectful distance from its myriad sequin-starred … Continue reading

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Messenger’s Memories

  See, below me – a new landscape neither wet and wide human eyes or robots’ glass and metal minds have ever seen before. In all directions sputtering chains of coffee cup stain stone rings; endless venn diagrams of thin … Continue reading

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You’ll Miss Us

  Once you all spoke our names with pride; cried “Godspeed!” as we screamed into the sky on twin pillars of roaring bright dragonfyre. You punched bunched fists into the air as we speared through Florida’s tattered cloud, the crackling … Continue reading

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Fly-past

  Two worlds of eye-widening wonder my cameras have now seen. One green and blue, poles newly dusted fresh cream white, the other a rusted, dusty place, its ancient Time-worn weary face pitted with craters, one for every star that … Continue reading

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The Messenger Approaches

  Thirty times or more blue Terra has swung ‘round Sol since Mariner stared down upon this firefly of a world. From Earth it is but a sequin “star” – hard to find behind the fading glow of a marmalade-hued … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek with Holmes

  I walked to work that day beneath the burning amber spark of Mars; shining high behind the marmalade sky Venus blazed lantern-bright too, an ice-encrusted diamond firefly flashing violet as night fled the scene, and with green and blue … Continue reading

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