Like A Diamond In The Sky Poem by Harley White

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
of distant poets far more wise,
beyond our cares— whoever dares
(if dreamers dwell in heres and theres,
whate'er whene'er where'er they are)
to seek and find our once bright star
(that like us also flames and dies) —
those with the loupe to look with sighs
for long lost Lucys in the skies...



< September 2010 >

Like A Diamond In The Sky
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: astronomy
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
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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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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