Sun Sonnet

By Harley White posted 08-18-2021 07:15


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Sun Sonnet

The sun is ruler of our earthly realm.
O’er solar planets it maintains its reign,
each morning taking luminescent helm
for daily doings in our world’s terrain.
The varied rocky planets had a time
perhaps with weather mild, when water flowed,
where life might well have blossomed in their clime
upon an evolutionary road.
But neither orbits nor sun’s heat are set
for stars show spans of years by billions gauged
and globes which then could host a live vignette
shut down their stage as stellar sphere has aged…
   If other planets once had welcome air,
   what came to pass with any beings there?
~ Harley White
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Some sources of inspiration were the following…
The Planets (2019 TV series) ~ 5 episodes ~ Wikipedia
Info ~ The Planets is a 2019 BBC/PBS television documentary series about the Solar System presented by Professor Brian Cox in the UK version and Zachary Quinto in the US version.
Info (UK version) ~ The Planets: This series brings to life the most memorable events in the history of the solar system, by using visual effects to tell the story of all eight planets. Transporting you to the surface of these dynamic worlds to witness the moments of high drama that shaped each one, The Planets reveals how the latest science allows us to unlock their past lives. It pieces together clues of lost waterfalls on Mars, the mass planetary migrations as they jostled for position early in their history, and even the distant fate of Saturn as one of its moons awakens to form a beautiful water world…
A Moment in The Sun | The Planets | BBC Earth (Video)…
US version ~ Nova: The Planets: Inner Worlds ~ Season 46, Episode 12…
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?
Image info ~ World Earth Planet - Free image on Pixabay