Further Out

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Carefully, carefully each piece is fitted for unearthly pressures and strange atmospheres
Charting and planning this voyage to never return
Checking the hatches we make every effort to preserve the pressure and seal in the air
Counting in sequence; the boosters beginning to burn

Here at the dawn with our chins lifted high
To the moon and beyond
Further out

Tipping our hats to the friends standing by
We are already gone
Further out

Into the ink of a fathomless evening these fires will drive us a lifetime from here
Guided by only a dream and the things that we made
Gravity tied to our ankles could not stop the breaking at last as the world disappears
Weightless, and empty we dance on the edge of this blade

Limits were set for the innocent sky
But we never belonged
On the ground

Dangerous business captured our eye
From the mysteries held
Further out

Look for our light when the clouds have all cleared
Out with the stars on the galaxy floor
Reaching for what is not offered down here
Breaching the distance, persistent for more

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34 responses to “Further Out

    • I appreciate that. Originally I didn’t add photos to my poems because I didn’t know what to put, then I decided I would if I could use only my own and create a more artistic abstract of important things to me. And I hope it also makes the blog a little more colorful and less bland πŸ™‚

  1. Wonderful poem, VW –

    “But we never belonged
    On the ground”

    Isn’t that the truth!!! I love all your imagery, the details, the philosophy behind the theme of your poetry. This works on so many levels – literal and metaphorical!

  2. Look for our light when the clouds have all cleared
    Out with the stars on the galaxy floor
    Reaching for what is not offered down here
    Breaching the distance, persistent for more

    I love the last part, the persistent and determination that nothing is impossible, and I honestly in love with all the arts u used post by post …..

  3. Wow! I immersed myself in every line of this poem, VW. I especially loved:

    Into the ink of a fathomless evening these fires will drive us a lifetime from here
    Guided by only a dream and the things that we made

    This poem touched me, somewhere deep in my soul. Thank you!

  4. When is the next full moon?
    Great one! a keeper.
    I asked because a lot about being in space iner-outer-meta-concrete and where we are seems to be on peoples minds…or in their writing..art,,photos–?

    • I have toyed with the thought of being an astronomer and I enjoy sitting under the stars with a pair of headphones so you will probably see the celestial realm pop up on occasion in my words πŸ™‚

      Full moon has its own set of surprises… πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome writing. I like how the first part makes me think in how I sometimes develop a comfort zone and then seal it, maybe in desire to keep everything how it is and avoiding change. Then, off to the journey dodging asteroids, etc but living an adventure nonetheless

  6. I Really like this part
    “Limits were set for the innocent sky
    But we never belonged
    On the ground”

    I never felt like I belonged here, It fits my moods most days lol
    Thank you again for writing a stellar poem! and Offering a wonderful image to go with it.

  7. Truly awesome and I esp. love:

    Dangerous business captured our eye
    From the mysteries held
    Further out

    Look for our light when the clouds have all cleared
    Out with the stars on the galaxy floor
    Reaching for what is not offered down here
    Breaching the distance, persistent for more

    You have such a gift with words, my friend! The image is also perfect!

  8. Vdub,

    “But we never belonged
    On the ground”

    I love this…it’s like two lovers setting sail on the ocean or flying into space just the two…two vagabounds finding each other in their own seperate journeys or a dream they both share….it’s great friend, I truly love this.

    πŸ™‚

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