Hubble — Poem in Pleiades Form
Hazy tidal bridge with
hot and bright newborn stars
has lopsided structure
highly warped from the plane.
How this spiral pattern
hauls swaths of blue-jewel stars
hitched to galactic disks.
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Today, Vandana Sharma prompts us to write a Pleiades Form Poem. This consists of seven lines, each line starting with the same letter as the title. The title is a single word. Preferably it should be about space, which is NO PROBLEM for me.
Image credits: NASA Rose of Galaxies
Posted on October 16, 2014, in D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry and tagged cosmology, dVerse Poets Pub, dversepoets, form for all, galaxy, hubble, online poetry, poetics, Poetry & Prompts, poetry forms, poetry prompt, poetry sharing, Rose of Galaxies, space, space poetry, writing prompt. Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.
see i knew you would rock this form…poetry and science…your specialty…
the spiral galaxies are cool…intriguing…like celestial art…
I love the image you’ve selected and the poem is cool – especially ‘How this spiral pattern /
hauls swaths of blue-jewel stars’ – brill.
Blue-jewel stars, hitching to galactic disks, that must have been quite a sight ~ Lovely work on the form ~ You are in your element Tammy, smiles ~
Very beautifully written and the image is spectacular. Wow!
I love the bridge usage and the lop-sided structure…very nice.
Groovy work here.
Blue jeweled stars..that is something worth viewing..:)
Very nice. Wow, has the Hubble been up 25 years already? Amazing. Nice imagery here.
There is a natural poetry in science, and here you’ve turned science into a poem. I’m completely enamored of this. And wow – has it really been 21 years?!
I can hardly believe the Hubble has been in orbit for 21 years now. Again I wonder where does the time go?!! How lovely the image you chose to write of and describe. Nice tribute for our window to distant galaxies!
“haul swaths of blue-jewel stars” fantastic image. I love this poem.
Oh, I love this and what a perfect prompt for you…beautifully executed!
the perfect poem for an astro-poet. I remember when they launched Hubble – how the times flies
Lindo poema , linda imagem , os leitores são transportados á um mundo de sonhos.
Reblogged this on Flow of Stardust 64.
thanks for the reblog. i’m honored.
You’re quite welcome I enjoyed the poem very much Blessings, Carla Dawn
How beautiful to see how well it’s done. Your grasp of this and focus on the beauty is impressive. Mixing science and poetry is so nice..
the last two lines are fantastic…a grand image perfectly captivated….
Lovely! I like the way your poem moves seamlessly from the technical to the imaginative.
loved the h’s gave the piece passion
Especially enjoy the sound play and visual in this, “spiral pattern
hauls swaths of blue-jewel stars.” Nice work!
Gorgeous ending: “hauls swaths of blue-jewel stars
hitched to galactic disks”
Thanks for the science lesson as well as the cool poem.
Of course this was no problem for you! Excellent…love that photo too.
Love that you titled this Hubble – perfectly fitting for this beautiful poem
Great to tie it up to the anniversary. Many may not even be aware of Hubble itself! wonderful lines Zongrik
Great pic. A science poem is always something welcome.
So very interesting….I love learning new facts and found this so well done. Poem is written so exquisitely that it definitely does justice to the wonder of the photograph.
science is form of poetics for sure, at least in your very capable hands. One asked,” Is there poetry after death?”–another answered, “Hell, death is poetry.”
Ohhhhh. Love this one!
Ha! I didn’t even realized you had done this for a form–it moved very naturally (and galactic ally!) Thanks! k.