Such Ancient Stars Poem by Harley White

Such Ancient Stars

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Such ancient stars so nightly nigh
may seem, while viewed through aided eye,
that we can only wonder where
or if they shone on beings there
who once won out to do or die

within a when so long gone by
as to bewilder with a sigh
our visioning from earthly lair
such ancient stars.

Though sight we might yet amplify,
our senseless senses often lie.
While animals with talents rare,
in seeing self, we're unaware,
albeit telescopes descry
such ancient stars.

Such Ancient Stars
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: astronomy,stars,human condition,vision,senses
The poem is in the form of a rondeau… A source of inspiration was the following… Info and image ~ A collection of ancient stars… ESA Hubble... Explanation: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the globular cluster Messier 56 (also known as M 56 or NGC 6779) , which is located about 33 000 light years away from the Earth in the constellation of Lyra (The Lyre) . The cluster is composed of a large number of stars, tightly bound to each other by gravity. However, this was not known when Charles Messier first observed it in January 1779. He described Messier 56 as "a nebula without stars", like most globular clusters that he discovered — his telescope was not powerful enough to individually resolve any of the stars visible here, making it look like a fuzzy ball through his telescope's eyepiece. We clearly see from Hubble's image how the development of technology over the years has helped our understanding of astronomical objects… Credit: NASA & ESA
MAHTAB BANGALEE 05 February 2023

what I can say except just wow; great writings; congrats for being selected the poem as POD

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Harley White 05 February 2023

Thank you very much and for telling me the pòem was selected as POD. I didn't know that.

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 03 February 2023

Wonderful like the stars you wrote Bravo!

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Harley White 04 February 2023

I'm pleased that you liked it! Thank you!

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David Wood 04 January 2023

It makes you wonder that by the time the light reaches us possible life on nearby planets may have evolved and grown of died away.

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Harley White 04 January 2023

Indeed it does make us wonder...

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