Sunday, September 13, 2015

starship

A re-post from my 2012 NaPoWriMo attempts. Too much sci-fi perhaps? :)

Didn't post anything the past two weeks. Was following my country's General Elections. Sigh..







photo by rosevita, image from morguefile.com





starship




light
   years
   away

      from a past
      that was a murky
      distant memory was
      the dust of stars and
      generations have lived
      propagated warred killed
      loved and died on this ship
      carrying rain forests and
      oceans and an armour of
      air and treasures and
      myths and species
      hurtling through
      its destiny
      this ship

   we
   called
Terra




06/04/2012
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"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Neil Armstrong



Shared on Poetry Pantry #269 at Poets United.

P.S. Do you like the new blog header image, which I designed myself?






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14 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Ah, I do like your new blog header!! And as far as your poem goes, it sounds like it could be the prologue of a sci fi novel that perhaps you should write. Smiles!

Good to see you!

13 September, 2015 20:54  
Blogger Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i follow very closely our farcical run toward elections coming up. ours here in america are sadly just a circus of horrors.

in a lighter note, nice piece

gracias for sharing

13 September, 2015 21:13  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

First of all .. what a lovely poem this is :D and yes I love the header image.. its so your style!! Have a nice weekend :D

13 September, 2015 21:23  
Blogger brudberg said...

Oh yes I like the header.. and I do like sci-fi poetry.. as a matter of fact one of my first reading of poetry was the Sci-fi poetry Aniara by Harry Martinsson.. it's very hard to get the English translation but it's really a wonderful piece... I like though how you transform it from Sci-Fi to the ship of earth.. very good.

13 September, 2015 21:33  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

love this poem and its spaceship layout :)

13 September, 2015 22:01  
Blogger A Cuban In London said...

I love the new header. And loved your poem, too.

Greetings from London.

13 September, 2015 22:16  
Blogger SuyashJ said...

now that is an interesting form

14 September, 2015 01:19  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

A very cool blog header, my friend. I love the poem, and the idea of earth as a spaceship, which it is, really, slowly spinning through space. A ship of finite resources as we are too slowly becoming aware of. Soon, we all will be refugees.

14 September, 2015 03:03  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I do like the header...nicely done. And I love the image your words created by spacing of lines and in word. I too am a sci-fi fan.

14 September, 2015 03:49  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Great blog header, well designed! And I very much like the poem too

14 September, 2015 14:34  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Mary,

thank you!
no, i don't think i am ready for a novel yet. too much distractions at the moment. maybe something shorter to begin.
i am glad to be back at Poets United. :)


Marcoantonio,

ah, someone likened our elections to that of China and N. korea. but that is just too extreme. we have 9 political parties vying for the seats, but in the end nothing much changes. thus the sigh.
thanks for the visit, amigo. :)


Sanaa,

haha, "it's so your style". thank you so much! :)
i like the header image too. took me about an hour to create it.


Bjorn,

Harry Martinsson. i can see where one of your influences came from. :)
i really must try to read Aniara one day.
i wrote this poem thinking that Earth itself is no more different from any man-made spaceship, only much much more complex.


Sumana,

shape poetry, it's like drawing on paper too, plus you have to trim and count the words and characters. :)


A Cuban in London,

thank you! enjoyed your excellent article at your blog. :)


SuyashJ,

that's called shape poetry, or sometimes called concrete poetry. not everyone's cup of tea. :)


Sherry,

i share your sentiments too. soon we may all be refugees, if this rate of destruction of the earth is not checked. :(


Donna,

thank you!
it's interesting how many of us who write poetry also has an interest in sci-fi. perhaps we are really curious creatures. :)


Rosemary,

thank you! :)

14 September, 2015 20:06  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

Distant memories often make for strong foundations - a powerful poem..and very wise

14 September, 2015 21:33  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

Great poem. In no way is it to sci-fi.

15 September, 2015 04:14  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Jae Rose,

very wise? thank you! :)


G L,

thank you! it was inspired by inter-planetary travel. :)

15 September, 2015 19:52  

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