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From Dubhe to Polaris

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From Dubhe to Polaris

Swinging free among the stars
from the big dippers Dubhe,
Ursa Minor to Major,
warmed by the touch of two bears



By: Debra Squyres
For: Hammock of sky in Tananga
Date: 9/5/12 


A little science lesson, as I understood my research on this poem:

     My thought when I saw this members contest was to stretch a hammock in space, hooking one end to the big dipper and the other to the little dipper. After researching, I found that the two dippers were in Ursa Major and Ursa Minor and their stars were included in the Little Bear and Great Bear constellations. I thought, well space is cold so stretching out between the two bears would keep me warm. lol Hope you enjoy !!

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:14:00 PM
    Debra, a nice sweet Congratulations with your excellent win in Nette;s " HAMMOCK OF SKY IN TANAGA " beautiful contest. ~ :-) take care* PD

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 6:14:00 PM
    Creative and educational winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:34:00 AM
    how cool the way you researched for this challenge. I like to do that sometimes, Debra. You can find out such interesting info and then apply it to the poem you are working on. Loved the last line about the two bears! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Interesting poem. Congratulations on winning with this entry.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 3:15:00 AM
    Many congrats Debra for this lovely win.

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Debra congrats on your win!Love this very much!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 4:58:00 AM
    Amazing!! very well done. Congratulations with your awesome win in this contest!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 4:33:00 PM
    Hey, I did enjoy--for a moment I thought you were an astronomer like a friend of mine who can name a hundred stars!! But your image is much more fun!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Debra, thanks for the science--I got it anyway but it is so helpful to add. Great idea and imagery! Congrat's on your win!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:55:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with wonderful imagery, Debra! The info you gave added to the poem. I enjoyed it! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:43:00 AM
    your constellations so artistically presented in this very special way with fantastic images, debra... beautiful!.. applause are in order for your win in my contest:) hugggs!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:24:00 AM
    Debra! This is so cool! I am a science geek and appreciate so much the tho't processes in your creative tananga! Cutesy lil bears keeping me warm! Intriguing creation of yours once again!!! Congrats! gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Debra, this winners list is full of my fave poets, not all I admit but most of them .. Love your thinking on this one..xx

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:38:00 AM
    Finishing up packing for my vacation and thought I would take a break and congratulate the winners of the "Hammock" contest. Congratulations Debra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:29:00 AM
    congrats Debra on a remarkable write and win for this challenge luv .. a fantastic footnote to inform too .. hope all is well ..

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 4:03:00 PM
    Thanks Carl. :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 8:18:00 AM
    accolades to you Debra, your research has produced a awesome poem, just love this, good luck.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 6:31:00 AM
    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your exceptional poetry with us Debra. I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning it brought a smile to my heart. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 4:51:00 PM
    An entertaining idea and a useful lesson. Thank you.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 3:06:00 PM
    My perception was failing for a moment.. is this a deep thinking poem, or perhaps I just do not get it. It was the last line.. guess maybe I'm not as much a star person as I thought I was.. :) Cindy

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 9/5/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My thought when I saw this challenge was to stretch a hammock in space, hooking one end to the big dipper and the other to the little dipper. After researching, I found that both dippers were also included in the Little Bear and Great Bear constellations. I thought, well space is cold so stretching out between the two bears would keep me warm. lol Hope you enjoy !!
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