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Ethereal Cloud

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A red rectangle sits in space,
notable among its peers
for a rare geometric face
nebular, mid starry spheres.

Seldom in the universe are
straight lines spotted, so this seems
quite bi-conically bizarre,
as with figments found in dreams.

The vast survey of sky afar
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Ethereal Cloud
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: art,astronomy ,cloud,dreams,earth,fantasy,life,nature,nebula,questions
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Inspiration came from the following articles plus other sources…

"The unearthly beauty of the Red Rectangle" from "Astronomy Now"…

"Hubble Frames a Unique Red Rectangle"…

"Hubble Telescope Captures Sharpest Image Yet of Mysterious Red Rectangle"…

In the image, star HD 44179 is surrounded by an extraordinary structure known as the Red Rectangle. This image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bill Cantrell 03 November 2017

Well, where or what does someone say except wow! ! To quote you: has the circle been rectangled via philosophers' quest in this Nebula right angled putting ancient doubts at rest? That statement is brilliantly profound! and again you toss the human element in the mix, true wisdom, I love your questions, they are so extreamly rare and unique! What an awesome work this is!

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Harley White 03 November 2017

This is a new poem and I really appreciate your response! I do enjoy posing intriguing questions and that nebula was inspiring. You indeed pick up on the elements in my poems which is satisfying. Thanks for sharing your reaction!

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