Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The lesser known satellite and space junk poets

Michael Dransfield wrote a pretty good poem about a satellite, and Richard Cathcart (a slightly less famous poet) wrote an even better one about space junk:

The day will come 
when we can trace
man's passage through velvet space, 
by dirty dishes, empty jars, banana peels and old cigars.

Just last week, a charming archaeologist penned the following, I think in the context of a discussion about digital heritage:

Satellite, satellite, way up high
beaming 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1
from the sky

It's a small but growing genre and I hope to see more of it in the future.

I wonder if Archy wrote a satellite poem?


  1. Anonymous2:35 pm

    using standard ASCII, the satelite's message reads 'U*', early l33t for 'you star', and reputedly the name of the poem

  2. Hmmmm, interesting. Let's see what the tarot cards have to say about this poem.