Starry Fabric

By Harley White posted 05-03-2023 13:02


Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and J. Lee (NOIRLab). Image processing: A. Pagan (STScI)

Starry Fabric

All nature’s linked, the heavens with the earth,

in star formations, gas, galactic dust,

elusively in roles of death and birth

however random seems their wanderlust.

We peer in space with telescopic sight

that oft may miss the tracery that’s there

as when our past assumptions take to flight

in view of being further made aware.

Vast fabrics interwoven in the sky

that starry gazers spy amidst the mists

and what immensities they might imply

may only be a whit of what exists.

…The poets with their phrases hem and haw

…yet fail to other than profess their awe.

~ Harley White


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The poem is in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet…

A source of inspiration was the following…
NASA’s Webb Reveals Intricate Networks of Gas, Dust in Nearby Galaxies…

Image explanation: The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope took this image of NGC 1433, a barred spiral galaxy with a particularly bright core surrounded by double star-forming rings. The observations reveal cavernous bubbles of gas where forming stars have released energy.

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and J. Lee (NOIRLab). Image processing: A. Pagan (STScI)