In Evermore

By Harley White posted 06-06-2023 10:12


Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel



In Evermore 



In evermore the star displays 

will surely show their stellar days 

to planetary dwellers there 

whate’er their sentient being flair 

or parallels to earthly ways. 


Such myriads of beaming rays, 

how could they not a welcome gaze 

shine down somewhere on living lair 

in evermore? 


Oh let us life learn how to praise, 

as Nature’s artistry portrays, 

esteeming all with loving care 

while guardians of what we share, 

with reverence at every phase 

in evermore! 



~ Harley White 



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The poem is in the form of a rondeau… 


“In its encounter with Nature, science invariably elicits a sense of reverence and awe. The very act of understanding is a celebration of joining, merging, even if on a very modest scale, with the magnificence of the Cosmos…” 

~ Carl Sagan 


Article & image ~ A Spiral Amongst Thousands (ESA Webb)… 


Image description: Many stars and galaxies lie on a dark background, in a variety of colors but mostly shades of orange. Some galaxies are large enough to make out spiral arms. Along the bottom of the frame is a large, detailed spiral galaxy seen at an oblique angle, with another galaxy about one-quarter the size just beneath it. Both have a brightly glowing core, and areas of star formation which light up their spiral arms. 


Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel