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Poetry

Light in Darkness

Salford 17th October 2020

#Octpowrimo

Outside in the darkness

the spirits dance under the LED Nights

that cast their lights over the tarmac road

shadowy forms skip and hop over kerb and walk

while the cats on the doorstep look on

as the night sky twinkles with the far off light

and constellations watch the night time boogie

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Poetry Space

Supernova

#Space #Stars

Salford 1st September 2019

A painting and poem with a space theme created at night (light pollution permitting!)

Birth of a star : Artwork by Inky (Sept 2019)

Out there in deep space

Revolving particles of matter are

Being brought together

In the creation of

The latest star in the night sky

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Astronomy Poetry Space

Visitor

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

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Acrostic Astronomy Poetry

Midnight Blue

 

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.

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Astronomy Poetry

Heavens Above!

A piece of found poetry – using sources from that well known typing error

Mr Spike Milligna! Hope you enjoy the read

 

Heavens Above

In time – the sodium lamps fade,

like a fire out in the reaches of space

up in the night sky.

 

A central point of fire and ice

waits – as a thousand moons melt down

forming diamonds in the sky

 

Heavens children are busy –

playing in the midnight air

playing in constellation.

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Astronomy

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’ve found it, it sets you on the way to finding the North Star.  Once you’ve found Polaris (the north star) a short alteration of your compass gives you “True North”

(My fellow wordpressers in the southern hemisphere – you may have a different method and i’d be interested in hearing on your take on directions from the stars)

However – there are other constellations that catch my eye

Around Chinese new year – i’ll go looking for the Ox in the sky – its a Chinese Horoscope symbol and it too has its own set of stars

As for the traditional zodiac…Aries the ram (my star sign – apparently) is up there with the other animals like Taurus the Bull and Capricorn the goat…Aries is a Fire Symbol so when i’m looking – i’ll keep my eyes open for Earth’s neighbour Mars , which can be seen on certain times of the year.

And Finally, being a fan of all things Ursinian (Paddington, Winnie the Pooh and all),  I’ll look out for Ursa Major – the Great Bear and his little friend Ursa Minor.

And when I’ve seen all the animals in the sky – i’ll head off to hibernate till morning.

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Dreams Poetry

Another trip to Neverland…

With me visiting hospital recently this poem brought back some memories!

I hit the pillow,
drift off to sleep
and then out of the window,
with bears do I leap.

Onto a ship on its way to the clouds
shiny and bright with its crew that are proud.
Off to a place, hidden behind stars
Sunnier than the Moon, Venus and Mars

And passing by Orion, he gives us a wave,
as he tells animals in th’sky to behave.
and we drift away to our place of reach
our dream location – a lovely beach

Honeycomb sands and lemonade seas,
lime drop palms and friendlier bees.
A place where its sunny, and never too hot
a place for a teddy bears picnic spot