Out in Space

Photography, Poetry, Space, Toys

Wednesday, 9th October 2019

#Space #Toys #Dreams #Octpowrimo

Lego Man – Out in Space! – Image by Brian F Kirkham

He always wanted to travel

Lego man living on the shelf

his greatest descent – not a fall from grace

but sent into flight from a feather duster

till one day he flew

onto a book that made his dreams

into reality (of sorts) – as he landed and

walked into a patchwork of stars

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.

Outer Space

Art, Colours, Poetry, Science, Space

spaceman

#coloryourworld #cyw #outerspace

Picture created with Colorfy

looking out into the night sky,

it’s difficult to tell what colour outer space is

we paint it black – like a sheet of silk

and those far off dots in the fabric ? far off mystical worlds

we gave them names – and put them in stories

myths and legends, told many moon rises ago

Aries to the Huntsman we follow with pride

through telescopic lenses or newspapers inside

and the robots we send to examine these stars

landing on the moon, and venus and mars

are the UFO pilots playing hide and seek ?

Its a question the scientists ask every week.

Unstoppable

Astronomy, Life, Nature

tardis-hdunstoppable

this first line is now history..

That is a fact.  For until a timelord lands in Salford tomorrow morning and plonks his TARDIS on the front lawn, I will be another day older when the sun rises in the morning.

The planets and moons will still turn around our sun and the flora and fauna that live on the blue earth will still carry on in their various systems of life on this diverse planet.

People will go about their daily lives, and the Wildlife will still live on in the forests and lakes around us.

The tides will go in and out, crabs and other shellfish will pop on the shore to say hello…seagulls woodpigeons and geese will continue their never ending battle with day trippers to grab a fallen piece of a fish and chip supper…whilst cats and dogs look on in envy as they patrol their street in the towns.

And all the time the earth will keep spinning.  As the day moves along clouds and skies will shift.  There may be rain, there may be sunshine – get them together – you might see a rainbow if you a lucky enough.

Then as the sun changes colour slightly and veers down the horizon – heading for the other half of the world, out pops the moon , the planets and the stars

Living by the busiest road in Europe – I still hear the rumble of wheels on Tarmac, but the night skies offer a newer scene with the characters that live up in the northern sky

On a clear night you can see all the constellations with the naked eye in my hometown.  Orion, the plough and all the zodiac animals all pop up to say hello – and whilst i’m watching the stars – someone on the other hemisphere of earth is waking up to a brand new day.

And the earth keeps on turning…

Heavens Above!

Astronomy, Poetry

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.

Neptune

Acrostic, Poetry, Space

Never have I seen something so Blue

Even the clearest sea on earth seems faded

Perhaps the stars collected

To produce this gem of a planet

Under the gaze of the telescope, you’ve

Never seen anything like it – its truly

Exceptional.

 

Named after the god of the sea, at the

Edge of our solar system

Possibly the bluest planet in space

Taken as the last spot before the dwarf planets

Until you

Navigate beyond the

Envelope of our Solar System’s map

Satellites of Jupiter

Astronomy, Poetry, Space

A tale that first appeared on Allpoetry.com about Space,  the Large planet, Jupiter and his “Children”, the moons.

Io and her siblings sail round their dad,
telling of what a time they’ve had.
Each one giving each other a mention
as they try to get their fathers attention.

They whirl around him at a pace
out in the deep dark depths of space
playing with elements and watching them melt
and watching them fly towards the asteroid belt

As Ganymede watches his sister pass,
She playfully throws up clouds of sulphuric gas.
Callisto flies past his fathers red eye,
and sees sister,Europa passing by

She smiles at her dad, to her siblings, Hello!
and then with a quick turn, away she goes
and whilst all the children are having their fun
on the tiny cousin earth, the day has begun

Out There in Space

Astronomy, Poetry, Space

A tale inspired by the rockets and explorers currently exploring the solar system

They say there’s life beyond our star
Up there in the deep night blue
We sent up men to outer space
We searched all the planet’s…there wasn’t a trace

And looking out we all thought why
Those visitors from mars should drop in and say hi
For when we sent robots to visit their place
We searched all their planet’s…there wasn’t a trace

So from hour to day the satellites race
Sending back signals to our little blue place
Hoping they’ll send a message through the sky
In attempt to make friends … And maybe say hi