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Stellar Cradle

Rock-a-bye starlets where the Swan flies. Like earthly Sun, your day will arise. Bright shall you reign, before your light dies. So shine in your cradle high in the skies. Cygnus OB2, the place you dwell cozily clustered in cloudy shell, houses a host of oldsters as well, all with their own stellar story to tell. With infrared and optic display coronas viewed through Chandra X-ray are shown in hues to image portray five thousand light-years far, in Milky Way. This source sidereal seems to be nearer to earthlings relatively than other founts astronomers see amid the fruits of their deep scrutiny. Ofttimes we weary of worlds below, marvel at sights the heavens bestow, long for domains beyond those we know, then might our fancy fly to that tableau. Rock-a-bye starlets, in cradle nigh. Your vision splendid gladdens the eye of dreamers lost who gaze at the sky wonderingly, with a wish and a sigh… ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * * Inspiration for the poem was from article with video and image at Chandra site ~ “Cygnus OB2: Probing a Nearby Stellar Cradle”… More info from article ~ “A Nearby Stellar Cradle” at NASA site… Further influence in the crafting of the stanzas derived from ‘Rock-a-bye Baby’, which is a nursery rhyme and lullaby. Also, Article with image from NASA ~ “A Nearby Stellar Cradle”…

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Date: 11/15/2019 2:40:00 AM
with a wish and a sigh. Fortunately, mankind has no chance to appropriate this beauty. The ideal beauty is the one that doesn't belong to you. I was missing your stars, Harley)
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Harley White
Date: 11/15/2019 7:28:00 AM
I'm pleased to see that you read this. It was written some time ago though I just posted it. I agree with what you say about the human condition, sigh. Looking at the stars can help with a sense of perspective.