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The Horse Nebula rises from flames, forged from Milky Way core. Saturn flanks his right, Jupiter his left -- Gods girded for war. Lightning bolts whistle above the red glare for all to beware. Dark stallion ascends, riderless, regal, through the rarified air. Photo taken by the author at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, July 29, 2019, showing Saturn, Jupiter, the Milky Way core, and Southern Delta Aquarid meteors.

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Date: 5/1/2022 6:47:00 AM
"Horse Nebula" - Wow! Great metaphor. Congratulations!
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Eric Cohen
Date: 5/1/2022 2:27:00 PM
Alex, thanks for the visit and kind comment. The dark nebula is actually called "the Horse Nebula." A magnificent sight. Check it out if you can find dark skies in, say July or August. ~Eric
Date: 5/1/2022 12:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Eric! Beautiful write. ~Anna Kaianah
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Date: 5/1/2022 2:22:00 PM
Thanks, Anna. Great idea for an inspiring contest. ~Eric
Date: 4/5/2021 2:14:00 AM
Eric this Tableau is brilliant, excellent poetry and imagery my friend, Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 4/26/2021 9:40:00 PM
Thanks, Jennifer. It was an inspiring sight. ~Eric
Date: 3/26/2021 2:42:00 PM
It really does look and feel the way you've described it, Eric! Outstanding! ... Just as at the Red Sea, even: 'The Lord is a Man of War; the Lord is His Name.' ... Come to think of it, that must be how the owner of the great race-horse, 'Man o' War' named him. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 3/26/2021 6:59:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. It was an awesome sight to see.
Date: 3/26/2021 1:24:00 PM
Hi Eric, Congratulations on your winning write. Have a nice day:-) Alexis
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Date: 3/26/2021 2:17:00 PM
Alexis, thanks so much for visiting. ~Eric
Date: 3/26/2021 10:08:00 AM
Very nicely penned Eric, Congrats on your win
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Date: 3/26/2021 11:56:00 AM
Thanks for sponsoring this very interesting contest, Joseph. I appreciate your consideration.
Date: 3/26/2021 9:19:00 AM
very cool, with the myth inside this one. Congrats.
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Date: 3/26/2021 11:58:00 AM
Thanks and congrats to you, too, Andrea.
Date: 3/24/2021 5:27:00 AM
The photo does seem to show some meteor or what my father called shooting stars. I have only seen two of those in my life but I don't go outside at night much. I am a day person mostly. I like your work. Reads like a good contender to me for the contest. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Date: 3/24/2021 8:44:00 PM
Thanks, Sara. Even if you are not a night owl, hope you go out some time to see a good meteor shower. They can be amazing and no special equipment or knowledge needed.
Date: 3/23/2021 6:20:00 PM
Beautiful Eric - photography is fabulous! A wondrous picture of the warrior gods. :) Linda
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Date: 3/24/2021 7:14:00 PM
Thanks. Its a sight I won't forget.
Date: 3/18/2021 8:28:00 PM
Eric, intriguing work wonderfully-illustrated with a very active sky! Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 3/18/2021 8:43:00 PM
Thanks, Milton. I appreciate the visit and comments. I just deleted the second verse. I have vivid memories of my visit to Blackwater. The sky is just awesome there.