A thread for odes - please add yours

  • By the shore of Canvey Island
    By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
    At the milking parlour doorway,
    In the pleasant Summer morning,
    We all stood and waited.
    All the air was full of freshness,
    All the earth was bright and joyous,
    And before us, through the sunshine,
    Westward toward the neighboring forest
    Passed in golden swarms the Gammas,
    Buzzing like bees, the honey-makers,
    Burning, singing in the sunshine.
    Bright above them shone the heavens,
    Many trod this path before us;
    Tho' its way is full of snares
    Sparkles flashing in darkness
    Lead us through the darksome trees
    As fog lifts off the heavy water,
    And the mist from off the bench.

    Something in the hazy distance,

    Comes nearer, nearer, nearer.

    With a smile of joy and triumph,
    We See what heeds to be, but is not,

    It's not the heron, the Shuh-shuh-gah
    Or the white goose, Waw-be-wawa,
    It is the fusion-bird Elly-Ennar

    On his wings of polished steel

    Bright like sunshine after rainfall

    Strong like thunder in the night

    Will he land or will he circle?

    We hope he stays to bring us light.

    With apologies to Longfellow.

  • Who would turn down a day trip to Essex?

    Land of armed robbers & white stilettos,

    He probably means no disrespects,

    It’s just that the outcome, he already knows.

    It can’t work! Of that, he has no doubt,

    So Oyster card will remain unused,

    He is ‘busy’, of course - but just don’t count,

    All his posts that daft Rossi thread has accrued!

    Worried his skeptical schema will be challenged?

    I’m not sure... But it don’t matter, if so,

    As I’m just trying to rhyme the word ‘unbalanced’,

    For reasons Mats Lewan surely knows.

  • Tiny glass spheres lighter then air

    Float to the heavens completely unaware

    they can reach a height we're all balloons fail

    All full of fuel gasses like hail

    bursting to life furious as hell

    The void now seeks the air from below

    rushing in to occupy trash cans galore

    Now need to claim what was once yours

  • Strange radiation runs through my thoughts,

    Putting hope back into our hearts,

    Etching its way through mica and glass,

    Into universal acceptance it soon will pass,

    Providing a tool to tame Heaven and Earth,

    Providing warmth to every home and hearth.

  • It extends the purchase of thought and folds upon itself a tapestry of perceptions.

    By day it will acknowledge and by night deny.

    A preamble colors the intention but will not expose its purpose.

    Many will dither its merits of magnitude yet minimize the spectrum of possibilities.

    We who wait for proof find a ledger and tally our patience as currency.

    Elusive in our very faces.

  • Star Trek Bohemian Rhapsody

    Is this the real life?

    Is this just fantasy?

    Caught in anomaly

    No escape from reality

    Open your eyes

    Look up to the skies and see

    I'm just a star boy, I need no sympathy

    Because I'm easy come, easy go

    Little high, little low

    Anyway the stars blow, doesn't really matter to me, to me

    Mama, just killed a man

    Put a phasor to his head

    Pulled my trigger, now he's dead

    Mama, trek had just begun

    But now I've gotta watch it all again

    Mama, ooo

    Didn't mean to make you cry

    If I'm not back again this time tomorrow

    Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

    Too late, my time has come

    Sends shivers down my spine

    Body's aching all the time

    Goodbye everybody I've got to go

    Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

    Starfleet, ooo (anyway the stars blow)

    I don't want to die

    I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

    I see a little silhouetto of a ship

    shuttlecraft, shuttlecraft will you ride the damned lightning

    Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me

    Gallileo, Gallileo,

    Gallileo, Gallileo,

    Gallileo's good to go - Come on let's go

    But I'm just a star boy and no Klingon loves me

    He's just a star boy from an earth family

    Spare him his life from this monstrosity

    Easy come easy go will you let me go

    He's Dead Jim! No! They will not let you go - let him go

    Heghpu' Jim! We will not let you go - let him go

    He's Dead Jim! Klingons cannot let you go let me go

    Will not let you go let me go (never)

    Never let you go let me go

    Never let me go ooo

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no

    Oh Beam me Scotty, beam me Scotty, beam me Scotty let me go

    The Enterprise has a shuttle put aside for me

    For me

    For me

    So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye

    So you think you can try me and leave me to die

    Oh qab ghu can't do this to me Qlp qoH

    Just gotta get out just teleport right outta here

    Oh yeah, ooh yeah

    Weapon set to anti-matter

    Anyone can see

    The nothing I left in tatters, nothing really matters, you see

    Anyway, the stars know