[poetry friday] Voyager 1

PHOTO: NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a new region in our solar system called the "magnetic highway."

Photo: NASA

I’ve missed you guys! It feels so good to be back for Poetry Friday here at my new blog! I’m sharing a quick first draft I just wrote upon reading articles about Voyager One, which scientists say has left our solar system and will travel 40,000 more years to reach the nearest star. Amazing!

Voyager 1 sails
out of our solar system
on empty, dark seas

?–Laura Purdie Salas

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40 Responses

  1. Love it, Laura and how exciting to be travelling alone on such an important quest.

    1. Excellent point, Catherine. In life, who we travel with matters so much, but some of those most crucial journeys really happen all alone…

  2. Love it, Laura and how exciting to be travelling alone on such an important quest.

    1. Excellent point, Catherine. In life, who we travel with matters so much, but some of those most crucial journeys really happen all alone…

  3. Welcome back, Laura! The sheer vastness of this universe is just impossible to comprehend…“empty, dark seas” indeed.

  4. Welcome back, Laura! The sheer vastness of this universe is just impossible to comprehend…“empty, dark seas” indeed.

    1. Thanks, Bridget–it’s an awesome thing to consider, isn’t it? PS I sent out COWBOY UP to you last week. No note, because it was media mail. But you should get it this week:>)

    1. Thanks, Bridget–it’s an awesome thing to consider, isn’t it? PS I sent out COWBOY UP to you last week. No note, because it was media mail. But you should get it this week:>)

  5. Welcome back, Laura! I’ve only just started blogging (about a month now. Love your haiku — anything having to do with space just boggles my mind! The empty, dark seas is wonderful!

    1. Thanks, bj–Great to see you, and congrats on blogging. Have fun with it! I need to get much better organized. Now, with no Google Reader, I am so lost:>(

  6. Welcome back, Laura! I’ve only just started blogging (about a month now. Love your haiku — anything having to do with space just boggles my mind! The empty, dark seas is wonderful!

    1. Thanks, bj–Great to see you, and congrats on blogging. Have fun with it! I need to get much better organized. Now, with no Google Reader, I am so lost:>(

  7. NIGHTTIME PRAYERS TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    Shooting stars
    dazzling lights
    Planets,
    Sun, moon,
    Satellites.
    Comets on an
    Evening flight ?
    Good night.

    © Charles Waters 2013 all rights reserved.

  8. NIGHTTIME PRAYERS TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    Shooting stars
    dazzling lights
    Planets,
    Sun, moon,
    Satellites.
    Comets on an
    Evening flight ?
    Good night.

    © Charles Waters 2013 all rights reserved.

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