Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sonnet 42


Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash

Sonnet XLII

The black hole’s great singularity tow
draws everything into its gravity
cauldron. Pay close attention to it grow.
Since collapsing vigorous cavity
is so different from any explosive,
yet cosmic event that’s been seen before,
annihilation will seem corrosive.
Detectives troll the universe for more
gamma ray bursts. All of the light is sucked
in its massive gravitational pull.
A tidal disruption, an implied duct,
insatiable, and never to get full.
Galaxies harbor black holes in their heart
where mid-sized stars existed at its start.

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OpenLinkNight ~ Week 55

Photo credit:  NASA handout illustration of a growing supermassive black hole

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four child with book senryu


four child with book senryu

sailing island-ward
tireless monsters await
where the wild things are

all the eggs have hatched
quaking and waddling road-ward
make way for duckling

man with yellow hat
curious monkey named George
unlimited fun

what words can you read
child with upside down book
living life forward

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the imaginary garden with real toads

Sunday Mini Challenge

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Open Link Night ~ Week 54

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Photo credit:  Imaginary Garden With Read Toads Sunday Challenge

Olympic Torch Senryu


In the face of oppression the Olympic torch is carried through Britain alongside a Pit Bull. Maybe one day BSL will be lifted there and sights like this won’t be extraordinary.

Olympic Torch Senryu

shouting clear and loud
“eradicate B.S.L”
Our Olympic Torch

running with THE Torch
loving best friend at his side
limitless meanings

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Prompt #154 – Meaning

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#328 – Limitless

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haiku my heart summer rain

Photos credits: Facebook

dark feathers, dead crows


Figure Eight by Franz Kline

dark feathers, dead crows

dark feathers, dead crows
strange, submissive,
forever hungry

gloomy rough lace
suggestive pupae
overshadows death

egregious flapping
moth shadows murmuring
over a final petal

stone drops on the grave
bone-white pebbles
misfortune of another

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Magpie Tales – Mag 127

Image credit: Contrast

a nano world


Nanotech tools yield DNA transcription breakthrough

a nano world

a room
full of atoms and cells
precision technology yields
waste free reduc-a-nomics

cohesion
adhesion
robust tools

never-ending outflow of
nanobotic healing at
ultra-fast uptake

all are instantaneous responses:
life-cycle components
shrink wrapped together

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OpenLinkNight ~ Week 51

Photo credit:  PhysOrg

Sonnet 41


A star is born: Swirling gas and dust fall inward, spurring polar jets, shown in blue in this illustration.

Sonnet XLI

The building blocks of water traveling
around a protostar remain swaddled
in a gas cloud that is unraveling.
These are our constituents: we’re stars trapped
in mere skin and bones: human prodigies
who see droplets shoot t’ward space at sonic
speed, great jets blast in epic quantities,
and stellar gases that are symphonic,
poetic, onomatopoeic rites
of stardust passage. Swirling gas and dust
fall inwardly. Such embryonic lights
made of oxygen, hydrogen and rust
are just water-droplets, bullets, slowing
into shocked waves of suns that are glowing.

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Photo credit:  National Geographic

where are the Koi


Redon Odilon Ophelia

where are the Koi

where are the Koi
those patterns of black and red
glistening in rotation
waiting for catch-up
rigorous
active

working
hooking
line and pole

what is still where
still here
flashy encounters
in happiness
friendly exploits
mineral young
animal old

working
hooking
line and pole

wars begin
on the other side
of the sea
blocked ears
waiting
tears from the Koi

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Magpie Tales – Mag 124

Image credit:  canvaz.com