Poetry 365 Challenge: A Poem A Day - 2015

I started this on Inkvite, then Wattpad, now I'm trying out Movellas!

There is no real prize as such, just the adventure of expression, and bettering ourselves as writers.

I'm no poetry expert but used to enjoy writing poems in school. So thought this could be fun and a good way of improving writing skills.

There are no major rules, you can write in any style of poetry you like, as long and short as you like.

I will set set various topics or themes, but again, you can follow your own path if they don't appeal to you.

For example, I think the first poem we write should be on the theme of "New Year's Resolutions" posted on 1st Jan 2015.

I will post the current theme at the top of this page regularly.

Hope you guys like this idea please leave comments letting me know if you support it.

Please share on social media and with your followers if you feel so inclined.

I'm going to use the tag 365 in this so we can find each other's work.

Note: my poems are only semi-biographical!


65. 6th Mar: Exoplanet

Date: Friday 6th March 2015

Style: Rhyming Couplets

Title: Exoplanet


The darkest planet we know

Reflecting only 1% light

So hot it glows menacingly red

Scientists don't know why it's darker than night

55 Cancrie e

A planet made of diamond

Twice the size of Earth

But at 40 light years away

We're unlikely to mine it's worth

Gliese 436 b

A planet made of burning ice

Compressed so much it can never melt

Fire rages at 439 degrees Celsius

Against our instincts this is felt

HD 189773b

Where it rains constant glass sideways

Hot silicon particles, 4000mph storms

Not a place you'd like to stranded

Thank goodness this isn't Earth norms


Being slowly eaten alive by its star

No longer a sphere but an prolate one

Like a giant egg the size of Jupiter

Hope? This place has none!

Gliese 581 c

Tidal locked to its red dwarf star

One side of the planet will fry you alive

The other side will freeze you dead

But at the terminator life could thrive


1.9 times larger than Jupiter

Theoretically should not exist

Low density, high radius 'puffy planet'

It's big and lite, you get the gist?

HD 188753 Ab

Like Tatooine but with three Suns

Triple shadows stretching around you

Beautiful sunrise and sunsets

But it's a Hot Jupiter, what to do?

GJ 1214b

A Mini Neptune or a Super Earth?

Likely to be an entirely water world

Yes, like the one in film 'Interstellar'

The mountain sized waved unfurled

Kepler 438b

0.88 on the Earth similarity index

It could be a home away from home

A rocky world so familiar to us

Let's warp drive to the Goldilocks zone!

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