My poem “Calling Sky” has been published and is available in the April issue of Utopia Science Fiction online – https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/shop.
Thank you to the editor Tristan Evarts for publishing this poem which is very special to me…..
Pregnant nebula, embryo stars,
ragged incandescences torn apart
as plasma bursts from stellar birth.
Deep within amid writhing gas
a glint, metallic gleam,
foreign shapes moving to gravity’s dance,
hulls laced in ancient disaster.
Who, what and why
lost to space-time.
Those who died here
stripping to molecular debris
amino acids seeding new planetary nebulae.
Rebirthed on a moon near you.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond
‘Glint’ was first published in Trouble Among the Stars Issue 3
My poem ‘Mars opens her heart’ has been published by Steph P. Bianchini in the second issue of Frozen Wavelets at https://frozenwavelets.com/.
My poem is here. Please head on over to read an excellent second isssue. Thanks Steph!
My poem ‘Alien evening’ has been published by Steph P. Bianchini in the first ever issue of Frozen Wavelets at https://frozenwavelets.com/.
My poem is here. Please head on over to read an excellent first isssue, which I’m proud to be a part of. Thanks Steph!
He sleeps on while I awake
to hear rain on the roof
lie snug listening to a
long familiar sound
pattering, gathering strength
and force until
and the roof resounds.
Gasping with sudden
I grab for the breathers,
scream for the children.
It does not rain
here on Mars.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond
This poem was published as ‘Rain’ Star*Line Volume 42, Issue 2 –the in-house print journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
I’m delighted to tell you that my poem ‘Gift ‘ has been published by Utopia Science Fiction Magazine and is available in the October Issue online – https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/shop
Many thanks to the editor, Tristan Evarts
I’m delighted to tell you all that my poem ‘Fossil Poetry’ is published in the forthcoming issue 76 of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine.
Thank you Tom and Michelle!
I’m really pleased to tell you that my poem ‘Rain’ has been published in Star*Line Volume 42, Issue 2. This is the in-house print journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Neon shattered voices ring across dockside
A gaggle of youth, glories of hair and beard,
jaunt along a just washed walkway,
looking for nothing,
arms linked, heads thrown back
deep laughs mixed with shrill cries.
Pocked skin drawn
tight over smashed cheekbone,
hair frizzy and sculpted
or flopping over acid kissed eye.
Wide grins stretch mouths
faces marred by occupational hazard
adorned with tattoo.
Brightly painted prostheses refract
glitter, crack together
as shoulders nudge hard
in proto-embrace or witty retort.
Tonight, youth’s incandescent joy uplifts,
they will launch into the dark
escape this gravity well tomorrow.
Other crews drift along
washed by unfathomed
tides of rumour and gossip
pushed-pulled to entertainments
you cannot, would not, share.
Our girls and boys josh on
exchanging joyous insults,
impervious to all.
An enclave of companionship
in a lonely night.
Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond
First pubished in Wizards in Space 3, a print journal, https://wizardsinspacemag.com/
I’m at Eastercon (the UK national Science Fiction convention) this weekend, with paintings in the Art Show……..
She came to see me
Resplendent in red
Glittering with dust
Her elegant bone structure evident more than ever
Desiccated and dead
Floating past the view screen
When I know we retrieved her from orbit yesterday
Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond
First published in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Associations print journal Star*Line 40.4