Post more comments

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

THE TRIUMPH OF VOYAGER 1


Voyager 1, great salutes to you
As you have crossed out of the Solar System
Braving plasma, the hot particles discharged by the Sun
And travelling at a speed of 17 km per second!
Voyager 1, you are a winner and thus a hero now.

Durable engineering you have tested
And that has borne fruits after a long voyage.
Voyager 1, your journey began in 1977
Into interstellar spaces infinite
And your mentor NASA feels proud of you.

19.02 billion km from the Sun
Crossing Pluto the coldest and naughty brother of Earth,
Voyager 1, you study interstellar medium
What that occupies the gigantic chasms
Between stars in the space infinite!

Go on tracing the spaces further, dear Voyager 1
Till the truths of science are further excavated and looked into
Till you succumb to the truth of death
When fuel runs out and you breathe your last
In a world far from Gods and demons; cheers and sobs.

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

NOTE:

VOYAGER 1 and 2 are the first human made objects to have been sent to space to reap the harvest of durable engineering. Voyager 1 and 2 were launched in 1977 by the NASA. Voyager 1 reached the space above Jupiter in 1979, that of Saturn in 1980 and that of Uranus in 1990. [Voyager 2 was launched as a supporting shuttle and both of them have been close to the edge of the outer Solar System].

According to the information published in the journal SCIENCE dated Sept 12, the Scientists of Iowa University stated that on August 25,2012 VOYAGER 1 crossed the outer Solar System. The Voyager 1 has fuel that will last up to 2025 and if fuelled again, it can reach the space of the next star within 40,000 years from now!

Comments about this poem (THE TRIUMPH OF VOYAGER 1 by M.D Dinesh Nair )

Enter the verification code :

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/30/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    Till the truths of science are further excavated
    Dinesh, you have put beautiful observations into the poem. It should be an experience to further explore man's search for all those who read your poem. Keep exploring. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/16/2013 12:31:00 AM)

    Yes, all of us are proud over the stupendous entry of Voyager 1 into the outer solar system and the incredible achievement of NASA. But only a Dinesh could bring out a poem!

    Man's incessant search after the mysteries of the universe continues! Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (9/14/2013 4:40:00 AM)

    Fine tribute to Voyager and NASA Dinesh and even though the battery will run out in 2025, there's nothing to stop it reaching the stars in 40,000 years. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/14/2013 4:14:00 AM)

    40,000 years from now, a mear spec of time, an instant!
    But represents Man's ability to dream beyond our limited space.
    Some day in futuristic space ships we will catch and pass these primitive attempts of exploration.
    It will be as if Columbus was passed by a jet airliner. And may Mankind ever strive forward
    and not limit his existance to his solar system but to the eternity beyond. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Living up to love, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  2. Leave Sorrow Behind, Paul Gerard Reed
  3. A LANDSCAPE IS AWAITING..., M.D Dinesh Nair
  4. الغابة السوداء, نزار قباني
  5. <<< Free Conscience, Abdul Wahab
  6. شموس, نزار قباني
  7. المعطف, نزار قباني
  8. You Are My Love, You Are My Heart, Radha.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. Poem: Hymnody, Joseph James Breunig 3rd
  10. You Are My Love, You Are My Heart, Radha, Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

After
by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]