Friday, December 18, 2015

Voyage to Infinity--By George L. Ellison--England

Voyage to Infinity

A long, long distance you have travelled since your seventy seven launch !
Rocketing into the wide blue yonder thence to outer space
Clocking up all those space miles as you visited all the planets
Sending back your pictures of wonder and of awe
Continuing ever onward you descriptions ever more surprising
Our knowledge the more enlightened by your trek to the edge

Knowledgeable one
Off you go
Find your way

Your path laid out to the edge of our solar system
As you passed the outer planets Clear of the solar winds
Now in this year twenty thirteen sees you drift away with ease
With your job done for us back here on earth it’s time for you to take your leave
Beyond our system to the interstellar breeze
To voyage into infinity Go where your flight prevails
Travelling ever further May you someday tell our tale!

Searching space
Alone adrift
Pioneer thou art

George L. Ellison is a writer of poetry and short stories. He as published two books called Poetic Reminiscences and Weaving Words. George lives with his wife and dogs in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham in England. He is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance. He is currently working on his new project as well as learning to play the saxophone at the Sage Gateshead! 


  1. how wonderful to be that pioneer!

    1. How wonderful indeed Jack, I'm pleased you enjoyed reading my first attempt at a Haibun poem, Astronomy always fascinates me!

      Thank you for reading and replying your kind comments are very much appreciated!


  2. Captivating! I really enjoyed this. - Laura M Kaminski

    1. Thank you Laura I'm pleased you were so captivated that makes two of us as I too am captivated by Nasa's exploits

      I hope the Haibun worked for you as I don't have much experience in doing this form of poetry

      Thank you for reading and replying your kind comments are very much appreciated!