Black Poetry : The Astronaut

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Astronaut

    (slightly revised)
    I am a traveler on another planet and I am
    high upon the pink hilltops, one breeze above the red treetops
    where stars puncture night sprinkling clouds with purple hue
    and cause the falling gold moonbeams
    to splash down full in almond streams
    and spray my eyes with Beauty ! It's an alien planet’s view !

    Here I am transfixed by majesty without conflict,
    wrapped in a silence throbbing soundless at my ears,
    whose symphony makes the colors thunder
    across my eyes and wake from slumber
    the awe that senses flood to wonder what architect worked here!

    Dawn's day is yawning rippling pecan light thru morning
    and my landcraft is approaching with a rumble and a roar.
    Overhead, it passed a tree
    turned and landed close to me.
    Then I stepped inside. The capsule shut closed and sealed its door.

    Up! Up! It whisked me. Ground fell from my feet,
    passing clouds that hovered in the upper atmosphere
    which stood as guard and sentry
    ‘gainst all outlaw cosmic entry.
    Soon the capsule docked so gently in my starship by my chair.

    Automatic did the buckles strap my chest and legs and knuckles.
    Jaws tensed, preparing for the up and coming jolt
    in a silence made long lasting
    ‘til I felt the rocket blasting.
    Then I closed my eyes and took one breath, just before the bolt.

    Straight to lightning warp-speed, thrown back in my seat,
    control and throttle gauges blinked their lights upon my berth.
    - Unzipped did I my flight suit.
    -Unlatched my helmet’s visor too
    to read what was my next stop…Ahhh! That planet they call Earth.
    Are they civilized.......yet?

    Namyh
     
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    not yet but worthy to visit well done poet
     
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    Great, great piece poet, as I always look forward to reading you. Thanks for sharing this piece.
     
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    This was a sho nuff "Fantastic Voyage," Harry!

    Fabulous imagery!
     
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    Rich – Come on Rich! Take a trip. Tickets will be waiting for you at the McDonalds around the corner from Launch Pad 7. There’s a party on Saturn. Bring an overnite bag and we’ll boldly go….!. Thanks Rich. Namyh
     
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    Queenstwana – Do I see a smile on your face ? Okay! Okay! You can pick up tickets too at Rich’s McDonalds. Bring me one of those Cosmic Sundaes and a Blast-off Busta Burger. I’ll reimburse. Your looking forward to reading me is an honor and I’m your fan. Namyh
    P.S. - Don't Worry. The meteorite holes have been fixed. Well......most of them anyway!LOL
     
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    Cherry Blossom – The imagery unlocked my key of imagination. Beyond it, I found there was another dimension. A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight and a dimension of mind. I was moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. Then I saw the signpost up ahead. I took one step and crossed over into…….You guessed It. The Cherry Blossom Zone. Tonight’s small exercise of the mind’s leap beyond its confines and filed under “V” for voyages into the fantastic. Y’all come back. Ya hear! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Thanks CB. Namyh
     
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