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Monday, 7 March 2011

Armchair Observatory

An entire series of poems, Armchair Observations, I call them, inspired by a week of NASA pictures of the day is beginning now at Bewildering Stories. I really did write a poem a day for a week beginning Dec 5th 2010, no matter what the picture of the day was, I wrote about it and now the first of these are up at BwS. The others will be published one a week for the next 6 weeks, each poem with a link to its picture of origin so you can see my muse. But whilst the pictures came from way out there, in space, the allusions, themes and language came from within. I hope you will follow the series.

I just love that it coincided with the 700th edition of The Sky at Night. For me, as for so many others, including Brian May and Dr. Brian Cox; whose Wonders of the Universe, (BBC2 Sundays at 9) I am also watching avidly; Patrick Moore introduced me to a lifelong fascination for all things related to the exploration of space.  So in a way I suppose he inspired these poems too.