Extracts from Into Orbit


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Extracts from Into Orbit

It was one of those lucid

You know where you were

One small step for Man moments

When smells sounds touch and taste

Are forever imprinted

One giant leap for Mankind

© Alan Webb, Summer of 69.

The night’s delight

It is so bright

It gave me a fright.

© Sandon, Moon

New life is born, a natural force

explodes the sky in slivers of light.

A star treads gingerly upon its course

laid down through centuries, across the night

© Tara Webster, Life into Orbit

Hellos circle stars and moon

Humanity searches for a cocoon

Whilst the child soldier hides in the wheat.

The tide is moving to the global heart beat.

© June Perkins, Hellos in Space.

From a distance it begins,

A blinding light bursting forth and,

Stars, a river of stars flowing through,

Darkness and passing over the hand.

© Niloofar Davidson, Evanescent Soul.

My eyes are like orbits

The bone around my eye is called the orbit.

© Shinji, Into Orbit


Ellie: “Tomorrow for the table test, I want to be the very best.”

Mum: ‘I’m busy with a painting of a woman gently fainting.

Ask Daddy Egbert – he’s the family expert.’

Ellie: “Help, Daddy Corbett – Mum’s away in orbit!”

© Pam Galeano, Homework at the Corbetts’ .

What if you saw the Southern Cross running around the sun like a cherry bun?

What if the stars were playing soccer with the earth like people?

© Sandon, What If/Constellation.

There is no territory you can’t

dream even the ocean deep

or the sky high

flying in the dream sky

© June Perkins, Written Territory/Unwritten Territory

Flowing water on endless journey

Babbling, bubbling over mossy rocks

Forest sounds, loud, reverberating all

Vibrant life, mesmerising, addictive

Till night reigns once again.

© Dave Delaney, Cycle.

A star winks out for now, and then

we begin to descend,

the creamy white orb is still shining through

a pale pink sky

© Niloofar Davidson, Flying out Moon Down.

She was flying alone, yet not alone. Surrounded by power she could not begin to fathom. Racing along invisible paths to places never seen.

© Danielle Stephens, Awakening

Would you really melt away?

Would you really start to sway?

If you close your eyes

Will they open again?

© Sheridan, Orbiting the Sun

They gather to watch the sun spirits hide

They count down to 6 minutes and 31 seconds of darkness

The solar eclipse attracts the human tide.

© June Perkins, Eclipse.

For an amber sun I made a circle

And refrained from spending money

By rendering the solar orb

With a dab of blue gum honey.

© David Perkins, Food for Thought

All packed–ready to go.

Why, we could move to another galaxy

and not even crack a flowerpot.

© Patricia Shafer, Moving On.

Why do we circle round and round;

ever moving,

ever chasing,

ever distanced,

through a million passing moments…

© Linzie Moore, Why?.

Do we help those who in orbit fall

Do we really care for all

Do we help them rise and grow

Or is it just ourselves we only know?

© Jean Vallianos, Are We in Orbit?.

The stars glittered overhead, tiny pinpricks looking as if some ancient hand had sewn them into the blanket millennia ago. As she sat gazing into this rich tapestry, she dreamed of and wished for a time not so long ago when the world was at peace.

© Despina Parakas, Extract from the Night Before Christmas

a thing of beauty

dependant on the earth, the sun, the sky

but the sun set and forgot to rise

the ginger waited with its drooping head


© Lydia Valeriano, Ornamental Ginger

in the drift of a spiralling arm

of a milky galaxy

that’s just a tiny drip

of an oceanic universe.

© Sally Moroney, Sometimes.

To read these works in their entirety  click on this link……  Into Orbit

and flick through the pages until you find the one you want.  They are arranged by titles.

Or click on the author under the extract and you will be taken straight to that piece.


About pearlz

Concerned for wellbeing, especially of the heart and soul through poetry, photography, community and film.
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One Response to Extracts from Into Orbit

  1. pearlz says:

    400 hits on our into orbit site yay- please leave a comment when you visit, it would be appreciated.

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