Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Into the void

A change of style for today, creating with words instead of pictures.
When I'm not creating, I sometimes play games, especially space-sims.
I've always been fascinated by the stars, and the latest game 'Elite', features a full galaxy to roam around. Apart from the usual game styles, pirate, trader, etc; Elite gives you the chance to explore the galaxy. It's a wonderful way to relax, just head off into the dark, away from the inhabited area, and fly amongst the stars, and the nebulae and star clouds. Skim along the rings of a gas giant, or maybe watch the clouds swirling on another earthlike world.

I must go once more into the void
into the eternal night
A myriad dots in the quiet blackness
Cold and hard, diamond light.

Twinkle twinkle little star,
but not out here;
not where we are.
Here amongst the whispering spheres,
who's song's not meant for human ears
A siren's call, to a deadly embrace,
the last adventure,
an endless sleep

The painting is one that I created earlier in the year, during one of the slightly less dark times, and it seemed to tie in with this, so I figured I'd add it to this post.


  1. Oo, I like the painting, and the poem makes me think of a filk-song I just heard today. It is called Ship of Stone, and it's about far-future, space-traveling humans trying to understand what it must have been like to live on planet Earth.

  2. Far out :-) I like the image, and I especially like games.

  3. I not only love the painting, I adore the poem.

  4. captivating words
    and your painting is so dramatic and powerful Nigel!