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ARCTURUS TREASURE

ARCTURUS TREASURE 

Just standing in the handle of the dipper.
Drinking stars from inside her silver slipper.
The cup is buoyed up in ancient liquid light.
And Ursula tags a string upon her kindly kite.

Arcturus has flung the dipper far and high.
It rides the flow and surfs the starry sky. 
The giant orange that spies the buxom bear. 
Our secrets safe and kept as treasure there. 

Upright to Milky Way it rips the canopy to scars.
And quickly moves against a slice of slippery stars.
Red glint that is polar to the stoic starry stream.
A visitor that flies within a deft diminutive dream.

Then in a blink or in a million years from now. 
The red rust will break from our starry burnished bough. 
A star no longer seen to ride a season by Ursula's urge.
Nor extend its dipper's handle in a splendid splurge. 

A giant red that wore the bootes of heardsman all it's life. 
And followed close to make the North Star a wondrous wife. 
No Icarus to fly and melt in drawing hot while narrowing near
It's but a dying star yet keeps melodic magic sung in echoes ear. 

by Edlynn Nau 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/16/2016 1:51:00 AM
I was delighted to read about Arcturus. Thank you for letting me know about this impressive poem Edlynn. I have seen it in the sky near the handle of the big dipper. I am learning how to find the constellations I am looking for with my charts, but it is easy to make a mistake. The belt of Orion jumps out and is easy to always spot, so I go from there. I think this poem is a masterpiece and I am faving it! #7 ; )
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Date: 5/16/2016 3:03:00 AM
Awwww! Thank you so much! It is easy to get lost in the sky! When I finally got use to the Northern hemisphere and then when I went to Tahiti, the southern sky looked so different. It's like I was on another planet. It's so fun isn't it? Oh nice, another skywatvpcher!
Date: 10/27/2015 7:47:00 AM
Edlynn, I nearly read and search for the arcturus.. I enjoyed the read bringing me to the celestial!!! imaginative and creative! rhymes great line flowing good!~Olive Eloisa
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Date: 12/7/2015 3:35:00 PM
Thank you so much Olive. I have a number of delightful responses from the end of October through November that I never received. I guess I will need to notify the powers that be! Yikes. Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in for a read. I hope to catch up soon & stop in to have a nice read of yours too!
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 10/29/2015 3:32:00 PM
Thank you so much! I'm just on my way to read more of yours!
Date: 10/24/2015 2:23:00 PM
Beautiful celestial write Edlyn...Enjoyed
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 12/7/2015 3:32:00 PM
Thanks you SO MUCH Joseph! Apparently I haven't been getting all my Soup Mail. I'm sorry this response is so tardy.
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 10/25/2015 1:50:00 AM
Thank you Joseph! I see you have been writing away while I've been gone most of summer. Trying to get back at it! Missed everyone!
Date: 10/23/2015 1:05:00 PM
Enjoy the lesson in astronomy. :) The constellations enthrall me. My father is quite good at pointing them out on a starry night. Thanks for the visit to my work and for sharing this treasure of a little known star.
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Date: 10/23/2015 1:39:00 PM
Arcturus is VERY WELL known...Arc to Arcturus from the handle of the Dipper. The Star is older but much bigger than our sun. Nice you have a dad that can Stargaze with you. I so love the stars. Thank you for reading and placing a note. I want to read more of your work!
Date: 10/20/2015 1:52:00 PM
Well done. And quite informative.
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Date: 10/21/2015 1:25:00 AM
Oh good! We all like a new idea or information from time to time. Thank you Mike for stopping by.
Date: 10/20/2015 1:50:00 PM
You continue to both impress me and remind me that I am ignorant about many things. Your knowledge knows no limits. A beautiful poem, Edlynn, that transported me to the galaxy and, then, beyond ... CayCay
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Date: 12/7/2015 3:38:00 PM
Thank you SO MUCH CayCay! I haven't been getting all my mail from the Soup and so this is horribly tardy. I AM sorry! Still working on that IRS audit.
Date: 10/20/2015 11:26:00 AM
This is very good Edlynn, beautiful imagery. SKAT
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Date: 12/7/2015 3:36:00 PM
Thank you so much Skat! If you have EVER seen Arcturus standing at the end of The Big Dippers handle then you know how you can get lost in the stars.
Date: 10/19/2015 1:41:00 PM
- A wonderful poem,Edlynn :) - I enjoy reading this, a gem! - (7) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 10/20/2015 1:04:00 AM
Thank you! I had such a great time writing it! I loved the research as well.
Date: 10/18/2015 2:59:00 PM
All across our Universe the fires still burn. We are but a speck of water,dust and rock in that vast mist. Great poem, another equally solid 7..
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Date: 10/18/2015 3:52:00 PM
Hmmmm! "Are we the drop of water in the ocean or the ocean in a drop of water?" -Rumi Thank you for your attention Robert! Just getting to know your art and enjoying your honed skills! E. Nau
Date: 10/18/2015 2:52:00 PM
Another well researched write Edlynn. I get a mini lesson loved it. Thanks for all the info and the poem was great. Have the fires diminished?
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 11/8/2015 6:54:00 PM
Hmmmm! (CayCay) I was sure Michael meant: why was I "not posting poetry kind of "fires"since I had not for a bit. HA! He certainly could have meant the literal NorCal Fires? Not sure...the man has disappeared! Poof!
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 10/20/2015 1:51:00 PM
Michael's comment refers to your absence only, of this, I am sure
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Edlynn Nau
Date: 10/18/2015 3:48:00 PM
Thank you Michael! Diminished? Am I slipping? Well in the start, I had a folder of poetry I could start posting. I don't write all the time and yet have 15 on my draft board waiting, like petulant children, to be written. I have a process: Idea, Research, Click Pen, Write! I throw away those I feel are hum drum and only keep a few. So, you will only see "the few" (I'm afraid)! E. Nau
Date: 10/18/2015 2:05:00 PM
Some beautifully conceived lines, Edlynn. Pleased to meet you. Really enjoyed the facts you provided...And the poem! Best regards! :) john.
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Date: 10/18/2015 2:35:00 PM
Thank you so much John. It's kind of fun to anthropomorphize the stars and the planets! It wasn't an easy write since I had to do the research and really attend to alliteration. I wish we didn't have to have a URL to share a picture. I'd get to post the amazing picture that inspired this. I think I can find it on NASA but the posting here is not that user friendly. Ha!