Empyreal Rondeau Poem by Harley White

Empyreal Rondeau

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In ghostly skies a stellar glow
from erstwhile stars of long ago
that shone with splendor ere they died,
perchance were wished on starry-eyed,
still haunts in heavens' spectral show.

We gaze with wonder from below,
amidst our scurries to and fro,
at panoramas mythified
in ghostly skies.

The winds of fame and fortune blow
with sound and fury fiercely, though
our life be ebbing like the tide;
for death o'er all shall yet preside,
unfathomed as the cosmic flow
in ghostly skies…

Empyreal Rondeau
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death
Poetic inspiration ~ Article: Stellar ghosts reveal galactic origins…

Our sky is blanketed in a sea of stellar ghosts; all potential phantoms that have been dead for millions of years…

Image caption ~ We are awash in the light from long dead stars, each contributing essential ingredients to the universe that are necessary for life. Credit: Hubble

Image is of the stellar grouping known as NGC 2040 or LH 88...

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and D. A Gouliermis.
Anil Kumar Panda 17 March 2017

Beautiful poetry. Wonderful wordplay and stunning photo. Loved it.

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Harley White 17 March 2017

Thank you very much for your encouraging words! I'm glad you liked it!

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Bill Cantrell 16 March 2017

I could not post an image with my last poem either

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Harley White 22 December 2019

The image is now posted with it, of course...

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Harley White 17 March 2017

Thanks for telling me this. I just tried again and the picture has now appeared. Hooray!

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Bill Cantrell 16 March 2017

Common ground both in heaven and on earth, it is amazing looking at Light from a star long dead, wonderful poetry as always my friend.

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Harley White 16 March 2017

Thank you for your reaction and astute comment as always! I appreciate having you as a reader! (I am having trouble posting the image with the poem.)

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