Tag Archives: Science Fiction Poetry

Science and Science Fiction poetry: She came to see me

She came to see me
resplendent in red
glittering with dust
her elegant bone structure evident more than ever
desiccated and dead
spacesuit blown
floating past the view screen
when I know we retrieved her from orbit yesterday

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

“She came to see me” was first published in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Associations print journal Star*Line 40.4:

  http://www.sfpoetry.com/sl/issues/starline40.4.html

Today is Science and SF Monday — A poem each week which either has a science theme or is Science Fiction…..

The Colours of the Night

Not blackpurple or midnight blue
but rose from Betelgeuse
and the diamndsharp blue of Sirius

Ruby taillights on the move
those bright green leaves
lit up by streetlights, headlights

Nights colours are many and varied
as are those of its special creatures
now behind you, ready to feed

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

“Carve it in Doves and Pomegranates” published today in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine

I am delighted to announce that my poem “Carve it in Doves and Pomegranates” has been published in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine’s February/March Issue (2022).

You can find a copy available here.

50% of sales from this issue will be donated to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency). A United Nations charity which collects funds to provide humanitarian aid to families displaced by conflicts around the world, including Ukraine

Poem published in Star*Line

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that my poem The Fading of Yellow has been published in the Science Fiction Poetry Association house magazine, Star*Line.

Star*Line is a print magazine, but several poems from each issue are also shared online, and today one of them is mine!

You can read my poem by clicking on the link below, looking down the Table of Contents for my poem (highlighted in green), then clicking on the poem title:

https://www.sfpoetry.com/sl/issues/starline45.1.html

My poem ‘Or by Inaction’ published by Granfalloon

I’m delighted to announce that my Science Fiction poem ‘Or by Inaction’ has been published by Granfalloon:

𝗢𝗿 𝗯𝘆 𝗜𝗻𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻… (granfalloon.org)

First Law of Robotics: A robot shall not harm a human being, or, by inaction, allow a human being come to harm

My thanks to Albert Mamet and Fiona Chew-Mcleod for accepting this poem which sees the First Law of Robotics from the robots point of view.

Dribbleberry

The dribbleberry was aptly named
its juces do not easily wash off
and stain your cheeks and chin for days

Long orange dribbles adorn the face of my toddler
as he skips around the settlement
in that warm misty sunshine that is too pink

Rainy days soothe my longing for home
for then I do not see our double suns
can try to forget a faraway Earth

Where I once picked blackberries
rasberries, apples and pears

Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Writtten in response to the prompt over at Dverse:

Poem in Sciencefictionery Magazine

I’m delighted to tell you that the first ever issue of Sciencefictionery Magazine is published today, and my poem ‘Falling’ is part of this great issue. My poem tells a story about troubles on a voyage to Mars.

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