dot, this little pixel in a picture taken far away from home,
Is all that's left to see of us, as Voyager departs these slow rotating
final word in family snaps, a farewell from beyond the Kuiper belt,
Sent as a Valentine to Earth, a kiss for all our tiny lives, our cherished
hopes and dreams.
you say 'cheese!' for Voyager, and smile to three point seven billion
were you otherwise engaged in bigger issues than to face that little
As it braced up to forty thousand years, across the vault of blackest
Before it meets a passing star, and passing comfort shines upon its
freezing metal face.
so, what then? And where to go, amongst far, dusty nebulae and stars?
And who might meet you, Voyager? And can they play your Golden Record,
hear the child
sends a greeting all the way from Earth, and will Chuck Berry capture
Before they hear the glory that is Beethoven or J S Bach, or sounds
of wind and surf,
whales and birds - and will they understand your diagrams of human form?
Or, will you journey ever on, your course massaged and changed by gravity
and powerless, you are seduced by starlight to that oldest flame,
streaking to your last embrace, you face our universal fate, that ultimate
Voyager [with NASA multinational children's voice greetings to aliens]
[3:37] - soundscape composed by Richard Hill and Paul Hill
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