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Like A Diamond In The Sky

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Twinkle the stars in night's display—
Sun's shining rays light up the day...
and yet, if futures vast we may
divine, white dwarf with diamond core
(that crystallized in ages yore)
will pulsate like a cosmic gong
its tintinnabulary song
(no longer sunbeams to bestow)
in seven billion years or so...;
then Sol might twinkle for the eyes
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Like A Diamond In The Sky
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: astronomy
Article that inspired the poem: 'Diamond star thrills astronomers'
Astronomers expect our Sun will become a white dwarf when it dies 5 billion years from now. Some two billion years after that, the Sun's ember core will crystallize as well, leaving a giant diamond in the center of the solar system.
http: //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3492919.stm

'You would need a jeweller's loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond, ' says astronomer Travis Metcalfe, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led the team of researchers that discovered it.

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Michael Walkerjohn 21 July 2020
Aloha and Cheers Harley! I had to have a look at your alpha posts herein... and within this beauty is that thought of one diamond being the remnant of that which keeps all of US living and breathing on this date and hopefully further on... seven billions of years does not seem such a long time to wait... to harvest one diamond... All of the best from this life, to you, and to all of our relations... Michaelw1two
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Harley White 23 July 2020
I'm not sure what you mean by 'alpha posts', but I'm pleased that you discovered my poetry! This was my first astro-poem, so I have a special fondness for it. Thank you!
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Bill Cantrell 12 December 2019
I penned a poem of recognition involving a few of your poems, I hope you like it
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Harley White 12 December 2019
Thank you! I shall go to your poems to have a look...
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Dr Antony Theodore 06 November 2018
white dwarf with diamond core (that crystallized in ages yore) will pulsate like a cosmic gong its tintinnabulary song (no longer sunbeams to bestow) in seven billion years or so...; a very fine poem on the Dimond in the space and its scientific background. tha nku dear poetess. tony
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Harley White 06 November 2018
Thank you for reading and commenting on the poem! I appreciate your response. The cosmos and our place in it are so amazing!
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Khairul Ahsan 31 October 2017
A poem written with a far reaching vision and a fluent pen. Liked it.
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Harley White 31 October 2017
I'm pleased that you appreciated my poetic efforts. Thank you!
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Tom Allport 01 May 2017
an interesting poem that shines bright like the sun? .........wonderfully written so that it gives light to the dim? .......well expressed.
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Harley White 01 May 2017
Thanks, Tom! Our sun is so amazing... as is all the cosmos...
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Bill Cantrell 01 February 2017
Such beauty in your writing, I'm ever amazed how you can place such graceful words into deep subjects, white dwarfs are so interesting, a new beginning, a brighter light, I love this poem!
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Harley White 02 February 2017
Ah, thank you so much! This one is special to me because it was the first astro-poem I wrote.
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Brian Jani 20 June 2014
Amazing poem, it has an element of classic and modern, well done and keep it up
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Harley White 26 August 2016
Thank you very much for the wonderful comment! (Sorry to be so late in replying to this.)
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