Earthrise (2)

The thrill of the imagination
Takes us places we can never go
Beyond this earthly home
Out into the solar system
Wrapping our minds around the
Concept of a galaxy in a world far far away
Imagine going into the depths of the earth
“All the way to China,” as we used to say
…Our way of saying very deep
Imagine riding with Voyager
As it continues to sail out into the universe
Beyond our solar system to worlds unknown
Having paid its dues in 2012 sailing on
Singing, “I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away!”
Who are the imagineers of the present
With visions beyond this realm
Pushing the outer limits in ways yet to be
Not content to live in Earth’s isolation
Rather seeking ways to imagine
The reality of a Star Trek generation
That will stretch our imaginations even more

Painting “Earth Rise” – Dwight L. Roth

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48 thoughts on “Imagine

  1. I smiled as I read your poem, since I chose to pen a tongue-in-cheek poem inspired by reading about NASA’s Mars Program. Ah, yes, the last frontier, and those who wish to conquer it. First we need to figure out how to manage this one!

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  2. As a hard core fan of both STAR TREK and COSMOS, this poem really resonates with me. Still it’s hard to imagine a billion billion solar systems; kind of puts things in perspective.

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  3. I really love your painting, care to say what medium you used? And your words are particularly apt, as I’m in the middle of a 5-novel sci-fi collection by Ursula LeGuin. The thrill of the imagination is so powerful!

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    • Thank you so much Victoria! The painting is done in acrylics. I have done some oils, but went back to acrylics. They are easier to work with and dry much faster. Your stories sound exciting


  4. Concept of a galaxy in a world far far away
    Imagine going into the depths of the earth

    Imagination is a way out of the doldrums to bring forth the creativity lying in wait. Great painting Dwight!


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  5. Space is overwhelming, hard to even comprehend….at least for my brain. Imagination…hmm…at least I have control of it. Or do I? haha
    Nice one, Dwight. Thanks for sharing your artwork as well.

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