Looking up

1. Dogs

Extreme star cluster bursts into life in new Hubble image

Looking up,
Diamond-snouted dog
Silhouetted against the sky
Dark and drooling
Claims victims by licking to death

Credit: ESA/Hubble; NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Other poets on this image:

Pretending to believe

Dreams in a Nebula

http://somethingsithinkabout-annell-annell.blogspot.com/2017/11/dverse-mozart-plays-and-we-dance-whle.html

 

2. Eye

The Hourglass Nebula
Calm-centered Hurricane
Along the long hourglass axis
Distant lensiatic galaxies
Watching, waiting
For that flash of recognition
Watching, waiting
For me to finally look up

Credit: ESA/Hubble; Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA

Other poets on this image:

All-Seeing

https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/as-one-2/

https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/who-are-you-dverse-poetics/

https://awisewomansjourney.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/in-the-eye-of-the-fire/

3. Fields

A perfect storm of turbulent gases
There are stars that shine by virtue
Of our attention to them
With that light we hide our inadequacy

Other stars shine by virtue of their nature
That light defies eternity
Outshines luminous cloudy landscapes
that maxfield saw
Even from his earthly perch

Credit: ESA/Hubble;  European Space Agency, NASA, and J. Hester (Arizona State University)

Other poets on this image:

https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/dust-and-breaths/

Ray of hope.

Death Be Eternity

4. Our soul alights

Artist's concept of exoplanet orbiting Fomalhaut
Out beyond ideas
Of good and bad
There is a field, a plain, a plane
Where our whole world
Will meet God.
Illusion burned off
Like morning fog

Credit: ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO); ESA/Hubble, apologies to Jallaludin

Other poets on this image:

Is the Sun Conscious?

Galaxy

https://truewanderings.blogspot.com/2017/11/spiraling-into-light.html

13 thoughts on “Looking up

  1. These are all absolutely stunning! I do hope you’ll be able to attach the images….You’ve just done wonderfully with your words in “jumping out and beyond” the photos. Truly some wonderful thoughts attached to these images. Somehow, I especially love this line “Distant lensiatic galaxies.” They really are quite magical images. Thank you so very much for participating!

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  2. Such riches here: – the diamond snouted dog – is a terrific image; maxfield reference is either to the amateur brand of telescopes or the American painter known for his saturated hues – (I’m guessing it’s the latter – but the former is a nice touch too) – and “There is a field, a plain, a plane…” is another beauty.

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  3. These are all gems, Eric, but my favourite is:
    ‘There are stars that shine by virtue
    Of our attention to them
    With that light we hide our inadequacy

    Other stars shine by virtue of their nature
    That light defies eternity
    Outshines luminous cloudy landscapes
    that maxfield saw
    Even from his earthly perch’.

    The word ‘outshines’ made me think of a brilliant track from Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden, ‘Outshined’.

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