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Rosette Nebula

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.

6-8-19

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. 

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Date: 10/26/2019 10:55:00 PM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could see some of these Nebula with the naked eye, a lovely write Connie
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Date: 7/2/2019 3:24:00 AM
Hi Connie, I have enjoyed rereading this beautiful poem. Thanks to it we are afforded a lovely free trip to the Milky Way:) ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 6/27/2019 3:18:00 PM
The rare nebula and the rare, very rare form. A real envy of this poet of me) P.S.: Oh, I like Kevin Stitt! He can see the beauty.
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Date: 6/24/2019 8:57:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this one again. Thanks for your visit and kind words.
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Date: 6/16/2019 7:16:00 AM
Cool, I also like the added bit at the end. Oklahoma made an excellent choice. Now let’s hope the Judge does as well.
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Date: 6/14/2019 12:50:00 PM
Wow the rosette nebula, very interesting for us, for its mentioned in our Holy book so I like to write about it but your poem is exceptionally brilliant and wow this had me so excited, nice to know the state adopted it as its state object. The poetic scientific description you gave just had me swaying in your praise. Kudos for presenting this intellectual astral verse. And your acknowledging it as divine grace just shows your noble great personality as well. Pls pleez do review/ comment my newest poem too.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
I appreciate your detailed lovely response. Thank you very much. I already rushed over to read your poem. Enjoy Father's Day with family. : )
Date: 6/14/2019 10:39:00 AM
Connie, congrats on the wonderful poem, I enjoyed reading it as well as the bit current news to go with it. All my best. John
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Date: 6/14/2019 1:11:00 AM
Congratulations Connie on your win in this contest~ a beautiful write as always - hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 6/13/2019 8:42:00 PM
Hello Connie … I don't really understand much about the heavens, but your well written informative verse is luring me to google - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 6/13/2019 4:36:00 PM
Beautiful poetic verse, Connie! You also wove truth and insight into your fine words! Congrats on your win! :)
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Date: 6/13/2019 3:45:00 PM
i wanted to enter this challenge using the same theme but bed rest was doc's command... how radiant is your poem, connie... sweet congrats!... huggs
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Date: 6/13/2019 10:49:00 AM
Congrats on your win with this beauty, Connie.
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Date: 6/13/2019 8:14:00 AM
Back with congrats Connie on a well deserved win.
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Date: 6/13/2019 4:21:00 AM
Thank you for the footnote to this stunning rhyme. I loved every line of it- so well composed, Connie
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Date: 6/12/2019 7:49:00 PM
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I am familiar with all these objects. Your rhymes are intriguing and well constructed. I wrote one on the Owl Nebula but maybe messed up on the rules, or it was vague as usual. Neat contest, though.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/12/2019 8:49:00 PM
Thank you so much for your insightful comment Mark. I know you are very well versed in the cosmos and I appreciate your kind and wonderful comment. : ) xxoo
Date: 6/12/2019 6:55:00 PM
wonderfully done, Connie!! BIG congratulations.
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Date: 6/12/2019 7:39:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea. I loved your horse nebula poem and was sorry not to see it on his short list. The guys took the top spots in this contest. I loved all of the Nebula poems. Wish he could have had more winners. xxoo : )
Date: 6/12/2019 2:07:00 PM
Connie, if you were here--you'll have to settle with a bouquet of Hilo's orchids instead of a rosette--but you are truly worth every rose that there ever was, with the bouquet that you have overwhelming displayed for us here and that only eyes can deliver, and with that, I would like to add my personal heartfelt thanks for gracing your awesome rendering within this contest that was made possible by the PoetrySoup members, as a place to be solely recognized and honored by its community of fellow poets, Aloha always, William Kekaula
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Date: 6/12/2019 4:25:00 PM
Wow William, I feel so honored to have made your winning list after reading many of your entries that were truly gorgeous. Your wonderful comment is so gratefully received and appreciated and has made me very happy. I enjoyed entering your inspiring contest and appreciated all of the nebulae you gave us to choose from. Thank you very much my friend. Aloha, Connie : ) xxoo
Date: 6/12/2019 9:29:00 AM
What great beauty, you create with your pen, Fabulous! Panagiota
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Date: 6/12/2019 8:27:00 AM
I knew this contest had your name written on it; you do the galaxy justice in ways that pen captivating poetry and inform. Your knowledge of all things celestial impresses me so much and this poem is another excellent gem in your gleaming array of heavenly writes. I miss you - have thought often of calling only to get interrupted by life. Love your poem, and really - I miss ya. Hugs ... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/12/2019 5:36:00 PM
Thank you very much CayCay. This is a very busy month for me. I have my granddaughters here all the time along with my daughter before she moves to the Big Island in July. First the girls want my attention I don't have nearly enough time to spend on poetry but I want to enjoy them as much as I can before they leave. xxoo : )
Date: 6/12/2019 7:37:00 AM
Enjoyed the read Connie..beautiful as the nebula it describes.
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Date: 6/12/2019 6:40:00 AM
A beautiful description of the rosette nebula!
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Date: 6/12/2019 3:56:00 AM
Beautiful starry picture and equally beautiful poem. Pity we can't travel to that place. Hugs.
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Date: 6/11/2019 9:33:00 PM
Connie, your poem is as exquisite as the Rosette Nebula. I especially love the first stanza, it's expressed with such elegance and sets a beautiful tone for this piece. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you, my talented friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/11/2019 8:01:00 PM
I trust William will award you a rosette for this one! Aloha! Rico
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/11/2019 8:10:00 PM
Thank you Rico. I couldn't resist the rose. I loved all the photos he had for us to choose from tho. : )