Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Outer Space“.

JVG was away this weekend and the inimitable Dr Pump was filling in. I had a gig on the other side of town so I had to phone the poem in.

The theme was picked by Dr Pump and I had a good deal of fun with it.


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Outer Space

I’d love to pop up to the moon
Spend a lazy afternoon
Bounce around at half my weight
The perfect place to contemplate

Next step Mars? I don’t care
You know me, go anywhere
Triton, Ceres – some rocky mass
Bugger Saturn, it’s full of gas

Where to next I couldn’t say
Might flit around the Milky Way
Navigate the Southern Cross
Could take a while, who gives a toss?

The edge of the universe, that’s my goal
Without tumbling into some black hole
There must be something to merit the ride
The sky’s always bluer on the other side

Nebulae and planetoids
Solar winds and asteroids
Lifeless worlds, barren and bare
Where’s the green, the water, the air?

Look, a tiny dot, back where we came
A glittering diamond, what’s its name?
A glorious jewel of immeasurable worth
What do you call it? Oh, so that is the earth

An amazing planet; bounteous, unique
One in a trillion, an aberration, a freak
A rare oasis and we are of it
Unimaginable beauty yet we treat it like shit

We act as though gods; the ultimate sin
Keep looking out while ignoring within
Despite all we’ve achieved we’re an ignorant race
Perhaps we’re the outer, in outer space

© Copyright 2018 Ian Bland


Also have a listen to “Everything or Nothing

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