Musings on the Mountains and Pillars of Creation

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 07 May 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

 

Embryonic stars are being born amid majestic Mountains of Creation in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Stretches the imagination seven thousand light years distant from our global planet…!

The razzle-dazzle columns bear resemblance to those Pillars of Creation telescopic Hubble spotted,
possibly ghost imaged, in the Eagle Nebula.

Caption: Pillars of Creation” spotted by Hubble and mentioned in text – Courtesy, NASA/JPL-Caltech.

 

Still these are even more colossal! Ten times greater size-wise!

They’re stellar clouds of gas and dust the universe has sculpted from hot massive stars, by radiation, plus charged particle winds, quick-moving, into giant icons.

Do they point us proudly to gestating luminary offspring, cradled in their monumental fingers… dare to dream parental supernova dreams of future stardom… or, in concert, croon celestial lullabies, to music of the spheres, Pythagorean presupposed?

Would they not as well perhaps invoke good fortune wished upon a bolide to their own newborn, as in “Isaiah”, ‘Yea, for ye shall go with joy, and be led forth with peace, as all the mountains and the hills break forth before you into singing, and while all the trees upon the verdant fields do clap their hands!’…?

Caption: “Mountains of Creation” – taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, revealing towering pillars of dust aglow 
with the light of embryonic stars white/yellow. –Courtesy, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University) & NASA

Ah, Perseus! Andromeda! Ah, Cassiopeia, the Seated Queen!

Your grand empyrean presences inspire our upward gaze, to let us look into the vaulted heavens… far away from Earthly hells of our own making, for at least a momentary sigh, within our onward ticking times…

Oh, how we bless you for it…!

Harley White

 

Musings on Mountains and Pillars of Creation

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 07 May 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

 

Embryonic stars are being born amid majestic Mountains of Creation in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Stretches the imagination seven thousand light years distant from our global planet…!

The razzle-dazzle columns bear resemblance to those Pillars of Creation telescopic Hubble spotted,
possibly ghost imaged, in the Eagle Nebula.

Caption: Pillars of Creation” spotted by Hubble and mentioned in text – Courtesy, NASA/JPL-Caltech.

 

Still these are even more colossal! Ten times greater size-wise!

They’re stellar clouds of gas and dust the universe has sculpted from hot massive stars, by radiation, plus charged particle winds, quick-moving, into giant icons.

Do they point us proudly to gestating luminary offspring, cradled in their monumental fingers… dare to dream parental supernova dreams of future stardom… or, in concert, croon celestial lullabies, to music of the spheres, Pythagorean presupposed?

Would they not as well perhaps invoke good fortune wished upon a bolide to their own newborn, as in “Isaiah”, ‘Yea, for ye shall go with joy, and be led forth with peace, as all the mountains and the hills break forth before you into singing, and while all the trees upon the verdant fields do clap their hands!’…?

Caption: “Mountains of Creation” – taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, revealing towering pillars of dust aglow 
with the light of embryonic stars white/yellow. –Courtesy, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University) & NASA

Ah, Perseus! Andromeda! Ah, Cassiopeia, the Seated Queen!

Your grand empyrean presences inspire our upward gaze, to let us look into the vaulted heavens… far away from Earthly hells of our own making, for at least a momentary sigh, within our onward ticking times…

Oh, how we bless you for it…!

Harley White

 

 

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