Spacekid

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 theContinue reading “Spacekid”

Fairy lights

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 –Continue reading “Fairy lights”

Midnight Blue

    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 OrionContinue reading “Midnight Blue”

Moon (Acrostic)

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 ofContinue reading “Moon (Acrostic)”

A NASA Small ad….

(Alternative Title : Would you like a trip of a lifetime ?) I came up with this piece of Found Poetry after playing with clippings from adverts and headlines in the local newspaper. Hope you all enjoy it..   Take a starry trip! We’ll see you get Everything you need to be taken to aContinue reading “A NASA Small ad….”

Favourite Constellation

Now, here’s a funny thing. I’m responding to #stellarandlunar and their question what’s my favourite constellation?   It depends what angle you’re looking at the night sky. As an old scout, the first set of stars I look for in the night sky is the plough – it looks like a barrow and once you’veContinue reading “Favourite Constellation”