Transits

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    Transits

    Bob Seger’s night is ominous

    He races ere it closes in

    But I have glory shine from space

    Once the sky turns black as sin.

     

    Oh, then let nightime’s gentle dark

    Fall upon me as a shroud

    Opening heaven’s gates to me

    Privileges the sun has disallowed.

     

    Let me watch the stars engage

    In splendid race their vector fall

    Make even moonglow blush the skies

    Still held within that golden thrall.

     

    Let silent haunting shadows pass

    Flap their noiseless pinions slow

    Owls must journey to their feasting

    But I need nowhere now to go.

     

    Summer skies cloy delivered warmth

    And scarce let night chills cool my skin

    But winter nightimes shuffle shivers

    Twixt the Pleiades next of kin.

     

    Nightime has but one dark mistress

    Low, her breathing spills out fog

    High she spites her jilted lover,

    Occludes Orion and his dog.

     

    Midnight promises bright rainbows

    In distant gases flaming gifts

    Escorted on by ogles when

    Northern light’s green curtain lifts.

     

    Starlit magic soothes my mood

    When I am left awake to view

    Their circumpolar transit made

    Before dawn eclipses black with blue.


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    ginga commented on Transits

    12-16-2010

    Harver, A mesmerizing evening taking in the whole universe, all quoted with exquisite language, cadence and rhyme. ginga

    HarverTomsson

    12/16/2010

    Thank you, ginga. You have a fine poetic sense.

    carynontherhine commented on Transits

    12-16-2010

    Now I have the delight and crave for astronomy for sure. I have a huge telescope that I sort of inherited and do not know how to use it. This write is killer Harvy and I as usual think you are a true genus of poetry. Hugz

    HarverTomsson

    12/16/2010

    Sounds like you have one of the reflector models. If it has electronics for staar finding and a drive motor to keep stars in view so they do not leave the center of the viewing area, it can be daunting to set up until you get a manual and maybe even a briefer course from another owner of a similar model. Harv

    MindNumbing commented on Transits

    12-16-2010

    'Tis a gifted soul who can write an ode to the stars and the night sky as he would to a lover, Harv. Absolutely gorgeous.

    HarverTomsson

    12/16/2010

    My father had a telescope and I can remember many winter nights gazing at cosmic glory with him. Brrr but funnn. I was filled with the wonder of great realities so that cheap fiction simply pales. Harv

    bandit1192 commented on Transits

    12-15-2010

    I used to love spending time outside gazing at the stars. Was facinated by the beauty of the heavens. Thank you for for reminding us to simply step outside at night to view such a lovely light show. TS

    HarverTomsson

    12/15/2010

    Again, you are most welcome. Harv

    icu2 commented on Transits

    12-15-2010

    Amazing feel on the tongue when reading this. My, but you are gifted. On to the next!

    HarverTomsson

    12/15/2010

    Thanks, Harv

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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