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Reged: 11/01/13

Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Re: Astro poetry new [Re: Vesper818]
      #6170084 - 11/01/13 11:45 AM

I have a short one:

The City of Lights is a rare place to find
Where people do not swarm the streets
And street-lights do not gaze down at them, endlessly.
It is a peaceful place
Lit up,
Not by artificial desire
But the silent midnight cloud,
Of a Bright, Celestial Fire


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kkokkolisModerator
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Reged: 09/23/09

Loc: Piraeus, Greece
Re: Astro poetry new [Re: Asterous]
      #6197613 - 11/16/13 03:48 AM

Jupiter and Ten

Mrs. Chub was rich and portly,
Mrs. Chub was very grand,
Mrs. Chub was always reckoned
A lady in the land.

You shall see her marble mansion
In a very stately square, --
Mr. C. knows what it cost him,
But that's neither here nor there.

Mrs. Chub was so sagacious,
Such a patron of the arts,
And she gave such foreign orders,
That she won all foreign hearts.

Mrs. Chub was always talking,
When she went away from home,
Of a prodigious painting
Which had just arrived from Rome.

"Such a treasure," she insisted,
"One might never see again!"
"What's the subject?" we inquired.
"It is Jupiter and Ten!"

"Ten what?" we blandly asked her,
For the knowledge we did lack.
"Ah! that I cannot tell you,
But the name is on the back.

"There it stands in printed letters.
Come tomorrow, gentlemen,
Come and see our spending painting,
Our fine Jupiter and Ten."

When Mrs. Chub departed,
Our brains we all did rack,--
She could not be mistaken,
For the name was on the back.

So we begged a great Professor
To lay aside his pen,
And give some information
Touching "Jupiter and Ten."

And we pondered well the subject,
And our Lemprière we turned,
To discover what the Ten were;
But we could not, though we burned!

But when we saw the picture,--
Oh, Mrs. Chub! Oh, fie! Oh!
We perused the printed label,
And 'twas Jupiter and Io!

by James T. Fields (1817-1881), found in Anthology of American
Poetry, pp. 234-235, edited by George Gesner, Published by Avenel
Books / Crown Publishers, New York, 1983


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Oskar Moilanen
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Reged: 09/29/12

Loc: Sweden
Re: Astro poetry new [Re: kkokkolis]
      #6213329 - 11/24/13 01:41 PM

I originally wrote this in swedish but did a quick translation for fun.

Interstellar voyage

Towards unknown star we travel
our vessel like a needle
by speed of light
traversing the stellar ocean

In sarcophagi we lie
frozen in rows so long
protected against the time that passes
our destination takes many years

At last we are awakened
thawing after all this time
this is our new home
we are so alone


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