Celestial Coronet Cluster


            This montage has a dreamy bearing
            lending it poetic appeal,
            due to mantle of dust it’s wearing
            in that astral image surreal.

            The multi-wavelength composite wed
            Chandra’s x-rays of purple hue
            to combine with Spitzer’s infrared
            tricolor data in this view,

            precisely orange, cyan, and green,
            of a soft diaphanous mien,
            teasing the senses with lovely scene
            bathed in glowing satiny sheen.

            Young stars appear with varied ages
            bluish in the illustration
            thus depicting assorted stages
            of their individuation.

            This small grouping astronomy shows
            a pellucid picture of growth
            for studies penned in technical prose,
            plus stelliferous lyrics both,

            composed by bards of the vast beyond,
            like Andrew Marvell in ‘Empire
            Music’, those arts with classical bond
            to universally inspire.

            A passage with evocative phrase,
            to wit, ‘mosaic of the air’
            could hint of wonderments that amaze
            throughout the cosmos everywhere.

            Part of Corona Australis scheme,
            four hundred twenty light-years far,
            resides the region of poem’s theme,
            which is forming many a star.

            The pattern looks like supernal crown
            or diadem sparkling in stars,
            for fabled figures with grand renown
            of colossal kings, queens, and czars.

            It is called the Coronet Cluster,
            which could be confused with cornet,
            played by Louis Armstrong with luster
            in his style one doesn’t forget.

            That realm suggests Turner’s use of paints
            to convey pure shimmering light,
            evanescent, devoid of constraints,
            as an impressionistic sight.

            Orion’s sphere may more noted be
            than its circlet cousin low key,
            but this spatial stellar nursery
            seems a land where fancy is free.

            In dreams of seas lapis lazuli
            my spaceship cruises as it might
            midst bubble worlds far as eye can see
            while I drift to my heart’s delight

            amongst lilac and purple hazes,
            coming back to the pale blue dot
            awash with mindless human crazes
            on our delicate mortal spot.

            All that exists is impermanent,
            I reflect, with gaze at the sky,
            including the heavens’ firmament
            where even stars are born and die,

            unless there’s a deeper dimension
            eluding our comprehension…

            ~ Harley White

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Inspiration derived from the following sources…

Article and image ~ “Coronet Cluster: A Neighbor of Star Formation”...

APOD image and info ~ Coronet in the Southern Crown...

Image and info ~ Coronet Cluster in X-Ray and Infrared...

The Corona Australis Constellation ~ info and video...

Poem “Musick’s Empire” (stanza v) by Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)...

“Music’s Empire” by Andrew Marvell ~ spelling modernized...

English artist J. M. W. Turner a.k.a., William Turner (1775–1851) ~ paintings of later years...

Further inspiration derived from the teachings and writings of Nichiren Daishōnin…

Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō means to devote our lives to and found them on (Nam[u]) the Utterness of the Dharma (Myōhō) [entirety of existence, enlightenment and unenlightenment] permeated by the underlying white lotus flower-like mechanism of the interdependence of cause, concomitancy and effect (Renge) in its whereabouts of the ten [psychological] realms of dharmas [which is every possible psychological wavelength] (Kyō).

The reason that we continually recite Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō

Image explanation ~ This composite image shows the Coronet cluster in X-rays from Chandra (purple) and infrared from Spitzer (orange, green, and cyan). The Spitzer image shows young stars plus diffuse emission from dust.

Coronet cluster

Credit: X-ray: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/J.Forbrich et al.; Infrared: NASA/SSC/CfA/IRAC GTO Team

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