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Starry Afterlife

An afterlife awaits a star on having bid its au revoir in supernova’s days of yore, with remnant of collapsing core impressionistic as Renoir. The cosmos leaves the door ajar for astral evolution far with pulsar winds wherefrom outpour an afterlife. In vast sidereal memoir, through brilliant stellar repertoire, midst universe’s evermore with skies our astro-eyes explore, from starry stuff we humans are an afterlife. ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * * “We are made of stellar ash. Our origin and evolution have been tied to distant cosmic events. The exploration of the cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery.” ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos The poem is a rondeau ~ a short poem of fixed form, consisting of 13 lines (plus the phrase twice) on two rhymes and having the opening words or phrase used in two places as an unrhymed refrain. Inspiration for poem from article and image ~ G292.0+1.8: Stellar Forensics with Striking Image from Chandra Explanation from Chandra ~ This supernova remnant shows us just how complex a star’s afterlife can be! About 20,000 light years from Earth, G292.0+1.8 contains a pulsar left behind after the death of a massive star, as well as other features that give scientists insight into supernova remnant evolution.

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Date: 11/28/2019 7:19:00 PM
Love everything about this write, Harley, from the pulsar winds to the ash and the afterlife. Season's best, Gershon
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Harley White
Date: 11/29/2019 6:55:00 AM
I appreciate your comment a lot, and I'm pleased that you liked the poem. Thank you!
Date: 5/1/2019 4:46:00 AM
Another beautiful rondeau. Pleasure in every line.
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Harley White
Date: 5/1/2019 6:52:00 AM
Thank you. I appreciate that...