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In the cosmos where infinity shares
enigmatic luminosity of stellar space
there dwells a rose of divine grace.
This Nebula in our Milky Way, bares
a magic unseen by the naked eye
in the darkness of our indigo sky.
Five thousand light years from earthly cares
in constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn,
with enchanting ruby hues she does adorn.
In radiation of her young star's flares
her beautiful blossom, now Oklahoma's rose,
the envy of this poet's rhyme or prose.
Nifty Named Nebula's Poetry Contest
Sponsor William Kekaula
#8 The Rosette
*Note On April 16, 2019 the Oklahoma Legislature passed HB1292 making the Rosette Nebula as the official state astronomical object. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed it into law April 22, 2019.
Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2019