Star Trek Poetry

Found this cute page of Star Trek poems by poet, Karen Johnson.  Here you’ll find not one, but two tribble poems.  The first one starts out:

One little Tribble,
“It’s looking kind of blue,
Do you think perhaps it’s hungry?”
How cute! Now there’s two.

For Star Trek poetry of a more literary nature, try Jane’s geocities page where you can read Built On The Sand, a poem about the time Spock spends on Earth grieving Kirk’s death.  Here is a small piece from that poem:

noon heat drives me
helpless as mercury, up
wave-sculpted rocks. I look down
and out of glassy stagnation my own face
looks back, limpets lying
in my reflected eyes.

Read the entire poem here, or see all of Jane’s Star Trek fiction and poetry here.  (Look for the “rating” of each title on the index page before clicking through; Built On The Sand is rated “G.”)

And of course for all lovers of Star Trek and Poetry, there’s always Ode to Spot, Data’s poem about his cat, an all-time favorite:

“Felis Catus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.”

 

“I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.”

 

 “A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.”

 

 “O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.”

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