Comments : There's a starman waiting in the sky

  • 4 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    What a wonderful poem about a true genius who the entertainment business is certainly worse off without; after all, it doesn't entertain all that much anymore, does it?
    It certainly lacks the originality that this man seemed to have an entirely unfair amount of!
    The rocket structure of this is magical Michael and will certainly receive a deserved nomination from me!
    All the very best,

  • 4 years ago

    by Cindy

    This is great....your wording and the shape you have penned it into. Then the tribute it is also.
    Wow! Wow!
    Take care

  • 4 years ago

    by Hellon've definitely convinced me that you are a Bowie Fan! This is not only a great tribute to the man's also very pleasing to the eye :) I never could figure out how to do shape poetry but you have made it look so damn EASY!

    Nice job Michael :)

  • 4 years ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Clever and thoughtful!
    Love the shape and control of space (pardon the pun).
    The sentiment is beautifully expressed.
    You may have a typo at line15: "them" ~ "then"?

    • 4 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Hello Larry,

      thank you for your comment. I am often guilty for typo's and when I saw your kind direction I checked immediately. On this rare occasion the word, 'them' is correct. Thanks.

      I find concrete forms translate slightly differently, depending on the size of screen it is viewed on.

      Thanks again Larry.

  • 4 years ago

    by Spontaneity

    Hello Michael,

    I am terribly sorry for my lack of commenting on your piece. The reason that I am saying is this because I noticed that you commented on one of my pieces months ago, but I have not really been in the commenting spirit these days. I still am not, but here I am...just trying.

    First off, I would like to say that I am amazed at how you created this shape. I am curious as to how long it took to create this. I have not tried to create a shape from a poem, due to the fear that it would become all jumbled up because of my lack of expertise and my lack of patience. So, I am amazed. I guess I should go ahead and try it sometime.

    I like the topic of this poem; it really makes me feel inspired. I like how you used "starman" instead of "astronaut," because that makes the whole poem seem a lot more magical to me. Stars are beautiful, and in a way mysterious if you are not an astronomer, which I am glad to say that I am not. I still like the concept of wishing upon a star, even though I am too old to be doing such things.

    I like to believe that one can be whomever they want to be. There will be obstacles in the way, of course, but if you really want it bad enough, this world can be full of endless possibilities.

    I don't know if this was the message that you meant to portray, but this is the one that I got from reading your poem. It is a masterpiece.



  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    Michael, Michael, Michael I am sorry I missed this gem. I like the shape or the piece and also the content. What a wonderful piece.


  • 3 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Mr Darcy!
    You must teach me to shape like this! Beautiful tribute to a great man!

    I have no idea how i missed this one.. ITs stunning! Well done :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, this is totally cool! I love, love, love the format-amazing!

    • 3 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thank you, lovely ladies. Bowie was a true starman!

  • 3 years ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Woah! A nice concrete form Mr. Darcy...This is a perfect rocket shape and nice message. .. this is astonishing. ....Salute to you


    • 3 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thanks, Gel. I do have my moments!

  • 3 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Excellent, truly superb. Love the visuals both in words and in text. A truly great tribute to a truly great star. Definitely requires a nomination. Milly x

    • 3 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thank you, Milly.

      He is greatly missed.

  • 3 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    This is just awesome and such a surprise when the poem loads!!!

    Michael me old fruit, you did it again, great writing!

    • 3 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thank you, Ben. I think this one and my hot air balloon are my favourites?

  • 3 years ago

    by Fredy RoMa0u Sanchez

    Well done, love the imagery!

  • 3 years ago

    by Phil

    One word for this fantastic. Bowie was a legend and I think he would be pleased if he saw this.
    Well done fella

  • 3 years ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    Enchanting imagery!

  • 3 years ago


    A great tribute to David Bowie that I'm sure he would be proud to read!
    As always Michael, you fill your writing with great imagery and masterly words that make whatever you write a great pleasure to read.
    This is yet another great poem from your pen. I so so enjoyed this write. Thankyou.

  • 3 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Hello, Mr. Darcy, what a great piece in a fantastic form. Beautiful to the heart and eyes!

  • 2 years ago

    by Nick

    As a lover of astronomy and all things space, I can wholeheartedly say that I loved this piece, and all that it represents.

    Wonderful work :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Bless_Poet

    "But why Not travel beyond this world's bindings, Break free of conformity and find peace?" striking indeed, one can not help but admire this line in this wonder of a great write. I like how this rhetorical reveals what life now has deemed to be, and the reason it caught my eye is that it evokes emotions of reality that has befell this "big blue gift". thank very much Mr Darcy.

  • 2 years ago

    by Mr. Rious

    Wow. In love with this! Can I take off with that rocket?

    Best regards,
    Me. Rious

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Can't believe I've not seen this before.

    Wow wow wow.

    Both in content and in appearance.

    I was never a big Bowie fan but I did like and appreciate some of his stuff not all but a few.