Spacekid

Astronomy, Childhood, Growing up, Poetry, Space

moondust

Salford, 22nd August 2018

Another piece inspired by the #Promptuarium

Many thought you a funny kid

On most nights they’d see you staring into space

Overlooking the positions of the stars and the zodiac

No other subject interested you more

Destiny ? to be the first man to live – on a base on the moon

Until then – you sit out in the garden – plotting your way there

Satellites floating in zero gravity over your head as you

Track your course with telescope, pencil and paper

Fairy lights

Acrostic, Astronomy, Poetry

4th July 2018

A piece of poetry from inky’s mass of notebooks, with a nod and a wink to the #promptuarium

Scattered like diamonds on black velvet

the sky sparkles like precious cargo

arrays of colours transmitted from light years away

really catching the eye in the way each ‘jewel’ twinkles

some would say – its taken time getting here – but to others – its instantaneous

Shiny things

Art Gallery, Astronomy, Museum, Museums, Photography

Salford 16th August 2017

taken by inky like a magpie in summer, and collated for your enjoyment in response to the daily post

Ooh, Shiny!

1. Diamond backed frog with two coins of the realm

2. The Moon, taken from a Salford Sky at Night

3. Plane in the test flight area of the RAF Museum at Cosford

4. Oldham Museum and Art Gallery – with its glass roof

5 .  Coins

6.  Pottery at Salford Museum and art Gallery

7.  Imperial War Museum North’s Metal “Shattered Earth” – Really Shiny on Summer days

Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon

Astronomy, Beach, Poetry, Weather

Another tale poached from my repository at Allpoetry.com by me – Hope you Like it

The sun set on the sand , that summers night,
heading to brighten another place bright.
It slowly went behind the sea
and shimmered on waters, in front of me
The sky changed colour from blue to red,
and slowly the sun dipped its head.
And as the sun dipped behind the bay
stars of afar began to display.
It took a while to make a mark
the moon appearing in an arc.
A carpet of stars appeared from up high
twinkling as I passed them by
and water in the bay, reflected the light
of the new moon that lit up the night.

Visitor

Astronomy, Poetry, Space

A tale of Constellation – first told on Allpoetry.com

The great relation of the sky
decided today would be a good day
to pay his sister a visit

He moved quite fast
for a constellation his age
as he travelled unaided through the stars

The Young whippersnapper
also known as “the red planet”
nipped at his edges – he wanted to play

And news from the rest of the family,
made his stars shine bright
in his mass of gas, chemicals and rock

A word with his brothers
out beyond the rocks
and then he moves off – to look after his flock

the family of planets
who’s father has died
and the small little planets, who often have cried

Midnight Blue

Acrostic, Astronomy, Poetry

 

Midnight Salford.jpg

Salford Quays Holiday Inn, taken Late evening (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

 

Maybe its the colour of the night sky itself

Its only when the sun goes to bed – does it appear

Dozens , no thousands of stars peppering the dark blue

Night after Night, showing planets and constellations

Inky coloured skies, occasionally diffused by sodium lights below

Great gods from Aries to Orion , telling tales in the sky

Heavens Above! It’s a great sight to watch

The constellations moving in the night sky.

Horoscope Zoo

Animals, Astronomy, Space

Another Piece from my archive at allpoetry.com – taking the characters of the Zodiac and placing them around the zoo…but where’s Pisces???

Horoscope Zoo

By Brian F Kirkham

The twins were bored,
they had nothing to do
so off with their mum
they went to the zoo.

They went to the Farm section
and fed the sheep and the goats
The twins liked Capricorn
who had a bell round his throat.

Over in another pen,
were the cows and the bull
Taurus, was his name
and was eating till he was full

Taurus was real large,
and had horns really big,
one twin noted
“He eats like a Pig!!!”

They visited Leo
in his grand lions hall
Lying on his rock
the primmest cat of all

And over by Leo,
the waters flowed by
where Crabs they scuttle
and silver fish fly

“Who’s That?” said the Twins to Mum
Pointing over to a man by the sea
“Why that’s Aquarius , Children,
he’s catching Leo’s Tea!!!”

Moon (Acrostic)

Astronomy

Salford, 26th October 2016

In response to the prompt Moon

Midnight brings this wonder into view
Over time it goes from full circle to crescent
On the earth it shines, like a needle piercing through
Night’s blanket

Man under the light of the moon
Over ground casts a large shadow, but
On the rising of the sun – his shadow disappears
Not to be seen till Nightfall

Man in the moon looks out
Over the land below
Orbiting the Night sky and giving
Navigators ways around the water