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Our Galaxy (Constanza)

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Our Galaxy (Constanza)

Luminescence reigns down on me
Trajectories will hit and miss
What lies within the vast abyss

The stars that form our galaxy
Amazing from their birth to death
Such brilliant sights can take your breath

Cosmic debris just floating free
Apophis, a collision course
An asteroid feels no remorse

Torino scale, the chance will be
Predictions aren't always right
Ponder what's in the Hubble's sight

Astronomers just wait to see
Then warn us of impending fate
Perhaps then it will be too late



The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. 
Each 
line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read 
successively as an 
independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The 
first lines
convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza 
rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f.........etc. 


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  1. Date: 1/8/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Great poem. I love this form. Love Christie