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Acrostic Poetry Space Technology

Sliced

#Sliced #Glitch

Picture in Pieces (p + c – inkdrop)


Satellite imagery is wonderful technology

Landing pictures on our telly screens from far far away

Interference from Meteors, Asteroids (or even a Martian or two)

Can make the snap from the satellite look not as

Exact as you would have expected it

Directors playing jigsaw puzzles before putting it on screen

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Photography Poetry Space Toys

Out in Space

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

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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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Poetry Space

Six Words – “Alien”

Flying saucer landed – Pilot says “Hello!”

A response from inky to the six word story challenge

https://jrogers-author.com/2019/02/08/six-word-story-challenge-alien-2/

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Acrostic Poetry Space

Stars

1st November 2018

Somewhere out in the northern skies

There’s a little blue man

Aiming to communicate…he’s

Really far away, but

Sends you a signal from off in the distance

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Poetry Space

Moon Man

Salford 12th September 2018

#promptuarium #Visitor

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When the men from the rocket

landed on the moon

they weren’t expecting

a reception committee

The locals hadn’t seen Astronauts

and invited them to tea

they looked a little different

but acted like you and me

And they helped the men collect

rocks and soil from the ground

as the bosses from earth

wanted to know – if there was life around

And after the ‘nauts had left for home

the moon people to earth would go

to learn about their next door neighbours

in their fancy UFO

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Astronomy Childhood Growing up Poetry Space

Spacekid

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

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Poetry Space

Depleted

Deplete

They pulled the plug

took its power away

all communication

stopped

 

Now floating in space

a toy for the little green men

floating in space

with little to do

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Acrostic books Poetry

Organise

Organize

 

Over time, the

Reading material on the shelves begin to

Grow, taking over the library

Act Now,

Nip it in the bud – and sort out them shelves

If not, the books will take over the space – Be

Zippy about it – for space is at a premium

Everyone knows you’ll run out of it

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Life Nature Outdoors Parks Roman wall

Wondering….

In response to the prompt

Amble

My Home town has plenty of green space to go at…

Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire

These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum

 

Castlefieldbasin
Narrowboats at Castlefield’s Canal Basin – Part of the Canal Network

 

The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.

The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round.  Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet

 

Roman Wall & Sheep_Painting
Roman Wall, at Castlefield, Manchester

Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.

Iwm Waterside

 

 

Lowry
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”