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Three Epsilon Aurigae Senryu


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Three Epsilon Aurigae Senryu

i am formation
my being is cryptic
i am mystery

dark dusty disk
hides Epsilon Aurigae
mysterious thing

dark companion
big enough to hide a star
dual astral disks
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 Haiku Heights Prompt #93 “mystery”

Photo Credit National Geographic Mystery Disk at Epsilon Aurigae

Illustration by Nico Camargo and courtesy http://www.citizensky.org

More about Epsilon Aurigae from Miami Valley Astronomical Society, with photograph by John Chumack.

Sonnet VII


The Black Eye galaxy is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image released in 2004.

Sonnet VII

“The Dark Mass Theory”

Pluralities of worlds occasionally
Fly steadily through narrow slits of gas.
We scan endless skies periodically,
Yet still we can’t explain how missing mass
Is found. Deterministic randomness
Pervades the structure of the universe;
A slice of space is deem’d homogenous
In density; such logic is perverse.
Flung envelopes of stars become surreal
Compared to the time dilation of the Earth;
Galactic flight around a dark pinwheel
Is slowed by something pulling on its girth.
Though theories seem to change and oscillate,
Reality will always subjugate.

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I wrote this in 1993. I found the concept of Dark Matter fascinating.

 National Geographic  can inform you further.

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Thursday Poets’ Rally  (November 3-November 9, 2011) Week 55

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