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Space Poetry

The Andromeda Galaxy taken by astrophotographer Nick Lake

Image Caption: The Andromeda Galaxy taken by an astrophotographer. Image Credit: Nick Lake

From galactic paintings to space poetry, everyone’s favorite out-of-this-world muse—aka our universe—inspires all kinds of stellar works of art. Our staff came together and composed a few short poems all about aspects of space that inspire them.

STAGES

In my youth, I was thought to be invincible.
In my adolescence, immortal.
Oblivious freedom, then
Conscious denial.
In mid-life, a recognized need to take care.
Longevity required reversing past neglect.
Sustaining new behaviors.
I was Earth.
-Michelle B. Larson

GALAXY

Nothing rhymes with galaxy, as every poet knows
Nothing rhymes with galaxy, it’s just how language goes
Nothing rhymes with galaxy, no matter what you’ve heard
Nothing rhymes with galaxy, so choose a different word
NOTHING rhymes with galaxy, although it’s all around
Nothing rhymes with galaxy, the poem you write will sound
Ridiculous at best, if you write in rhyming verse
So do not call it galaxy, or it will be the worst
-Anonymous

WHAT IF

What If
There was a planet full of rainbows

What If
There was a star made of cheese

What If
There was an comet with an ant farm

What If
There was a moon with yellow trees

What a fun dream that would be
-Megan L

TWINKLING STARS

Stars are bright
They light up the night
Stars are bright
Up up in the sky, at a very great height
Stars are bright
Oh, what a stellar sight
-Colleen Cesaretti

DARK MATTER

Dark matter, why can’t I see you?
Scientists say you could make up
A quarter of the universe’s mass
But you’re invisible to me
Why can’t I see you?
-Megan L

THE LIFE WE SHARE

Stars
I see, lying under a dark sky on this planet
Connection

Galaxies
You hunt, with a telescope and imagination
Discovery

Others
We hear, a shared experience and growing community
Hope
-Michelle B. Larson

COMETS

Sunrise is red
Comets are blue
Keep looking up
Whatever you do
-Anonymous

JOURNEY TO THE MOON

They flew into space
Weightless footsteps on the Moon
Hold tight for descent
-Megan L

Have you written space poetry of your own that you would like to share? Send us your space poetry by tagging @adlerplanet + #LookUp on social media.

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