moved: Marsport and 'SPACE: 1889 !'

"Welcome to my Traveller site; these maps and other graphics are only for playing Traveller/space type games. They are copyright and not to be used for other purposes."

"My maps are free. If you purchased them, you got scammed."
"Not for redistribution or resale. Hyperlinking from Pinterest or other such share sites is prohibited."



poem: Galaxies like Dust

Thursday April 4, 2013

I wrote this back in 1999. Copyright by me.

I sit here,
in the grandstand,
waiting for the Main Event.

The little dots of lights,
I can see,
beyond my helmet face.

They look like stars,
across the firmament,
but they are too far away,
to be that.

Beneath the Grand Stand,
is no Terra Firma,
not even Saturn Clouds,
just nothing,
for parsecs upon parsecs,
as far as a small telescope can see.

It doesn’t really matter that,
the Stands and the Helium Ice Rink
are moving incredibly slowly,
towards the nearest Local Group,
because the event will be over,
and the ice and stands long gone,
before arrival there,
in a few million years.

For Voyager 1 is moving,
much faster than this
edifice.

I change lenses,
in my telescope mounted in my helmet,
and look at those tiny dots,
way over There.
The chin switch works
very well.

The one I chose,
resolves into hundreds.

For its a Local Goup of Galaxies,
rather a Long Distance Away !

I’m kinda early,
here in the Grand Stands,
not by much,
a few seconds at most.

In a small while,
the rest of the folks will show up,
and joke with me about being early.

But I can’t help my anticipation,
of the Finals in the Helium Ice Skating Event.

Way out here,
beyond the galaxies.

But in my few idle moments left,
I scan the distant dots of light,
and see,
Galaxies Like Dust,
spread out across the way.


Jim

poems,

---
---

While these items are made by me, feel free to download and use in your campaign.
Just mention the web site you got them from. Thanks.

The Traveller game in all forms is owned by Far Future Enterprises.
Copyright 1977 - 1998 Far Future Enterprises. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises.
Far Future permits web sites and fanzines for this game, provided it contains this notice, that Far Future is notified,
and subject to a withdrawal of permission on 90 days notice. The contents of this site are for personal, non-commercial use
only. Any use of Far Future Enterprises''s copyrighted material or trademarks anywhere on this web site and its files should not be viewed
as a challenge to those copyrights or trademarks. In addition, any program/articles/file on this site cannot
be republished or distributed without the consent of the author who contributed it.


Linkback to crosswinds.net, my web host, home page not required, but I chose to use one.
Crosswinds.net !