From Dubhe to Polaris

Written by: Debra Squyres

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 !!