Starburst Sonnet

By Harley White posted 04-07-2021 07:47


The inner ring of NGC 1512 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Starburst Sonnet
A galaxy, the type that’s spiral barred,
is based in Horologium the Clock,
whose circle center is profusely starred
with infant clusters in celestial flock.
Its ‘circumnuclear’ galactic core
so vast in span it’s said to be unique
is known as starburst ring, with open door
to poetry’s ineffable mystique.
The myriad creations brought to mind
with solar systems newly born at times
begetting worlds for beings redesigned
are limned in musings, rimmed in lyric rhymes
   where mortals make a heaven or a hell,
   too many for a sonnet’s lines to tell.
~ Harley White
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Some sources of inspiration were the following…
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512 in Many Wavelengths… 

Hubble Unveils a Galaxy in Living Color… 

Image and info ~ NGC 1512 Wikipedia 

Image: The inner ring of NGC 1512 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Wikipedia: NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 38 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Horologium. The galaxy displays a double ring structure, with one ring around the galactic nucleus and another further out in the main disk. The galaxy hosts an extended UV disc with at least 200 clusters with recent star formation activity. NGC 1512 is a member of the Dorado Group.