Monday, April 20, 2009

Asteroids: Two Original Poems

Here are two poems on the subject of asteroids. The first is an acrostic; the second is a free verse poem, which you may interpret as you will.

A band of old buddies

Sticking together through the years.

Too small to be planets,

Each one a world apart,

Rocky and lifeless,


In unison,

Dancing a ring around the



Tiny planets
together in a cosmic kindergarten
holding hands in a circle
playing ring around the sun

yearning to grow up
and have orbits of their own.

Both my husband and I are astronomy buffs. We sometimes take our large telescope on vacation with us. I thought I’d provide links to some websites and posts on the subject of space science. It seems most fitting since 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy.


Linda said...

Tiny planets
together in a cosmic kindergarten

I love how poets see things in new ways!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I think that's the fun of writing poetry--trying to look at things in new ways...and with fresh eyes.