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From Dust To Dust

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From dust to dust our lives are thrust,
while flames the candle's brief combust.
We leave the shelter of the bay,
unmindful night will follow day,
to launch our voyage, earn a crust.

All nature seems a sage august.
In paths of promises we trust,
not weighing dreams along the way
from dust to dust.
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From Dust To Dust
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: age,growth,life and death,nature,stars,voyage,youth
The poem is a rondeau ~ a short poem of fixed form, consisting of 13 lines (plus the phrase twice)on two rhymes and having the opening words or phrase used in two places as an unrhymed refrain.

Inspiration came from image and info ~ G54.1+0.3: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust…

A new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star. The dust is flying past and engulfing a nearby family of stars. Scientists think the stars in the image are part of a stellar cluster in which the supernova exploded. The material ejected in the explosion is now blowing past these stars at high velocities.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Cambridge/G. Lansbury et al; Optical: NASA/STScI/W. Keel et al.
Dr Dillip K Swain 12 April 2021
A brilliant poem with great inbuilt message! Admired the lyrical touch into the undertaken concept!
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Kostas Lagos 08 April 2021
Excellent poem. Interesting form
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Captain Cur 08 April 2021
The message and rhyme scheme work hand in hand and there are no dust-ups (except man and womankind) in this splendid write. To paraphrase your rhymes; 'let us trust in more than dust after we turn to rust.' Your poet notes are informative and wonderfully detailed!
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A B Faniki 08 September 2019
A brilliant poem you have crafted dear poet. Thanks for sharing such beautiful poem. Great write
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Harley White 09 September 2019
Thank you for reading it and for your words of approval about the poem. I appreciate it!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 June 2019
All nature seems a sage august. In paths of promises we trust, not weighing dreams along the way from dust to dust.......nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem is amazingly shared. Thanks for sharing.
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Harley White 03 June 2019
Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm pleased that you liked the poem...
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 April 2019
it's a great - All nature seems a sage august. In paths of promises we trust, ...///
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Harley White 23 April 2019
I’m pleased that you noticed my care in constructing the lines. Thank you.
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Kevin Patrick 22 April 2019
Phenomenal imagery, you've captured some beautiful words every line is captivating exploration into the life of stars. I love the celestial nature of this poem, its not often writers truly explore the cosmic canvass of the brilliance of stellar matter. I love the recurring theme in the lines of dust to dust, even stars for all their brilliance are like all life finite creations. We are all star dust. Magnificent poem well chosen for POTD!
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Harley White 23 April 2019
Such superlative remarks lift my spirits to the stars and encourage me on creatively. Thank you so much!
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Savita Tyagi 22 April 2019
A super impressive poem both in subject matter and style. Seems to flow so naturally. Congratulations for this beautiful poem.
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Harley White 23 April 2019
Your comment is impressive for me and much appreciated. Thank you!
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Bernard Snyder 22 April 2019
Very good poem. It is quite different, yet fulfilling all the while. Glad you shared it.
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Harley White 22 April 2019
The rondeau form is unusual. And thank you for the compliment.
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A powerful and insightful poem. Each stanza stands out. Beautifully crafted.
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Harley White 22 April 2019
I greatly appreciate your marvelous and thoughtful comment. Thank you.
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