Cimmerian Realm


              IRAS satellite in its pics
              took vision strange and eerie
              which has the power to transfix
              imaginations dreary.

              This portrait of the haunting view
              evoked hallucination
              of realm macabre through and through,
              outlandish in creation…

              Here incogitant beings dwell
              bounded by clouds that conceal,
              in a tranced oblivious spell
              that makes mirage seem real.

              They’re trapped in awakening false,
              traipsing through lifetime jejune
              or mad, like in Mephisto waltz
              out of tempo, out of tune.

              When their day has done its damage
              and the dark comes plunging down,
              night birds cluster in the ramage
              shrieking o’er chimeric town.

              Nor does the dawning bring relief;
              for aura caliginous
              clings as recurrent leitmotif
              of dimness indigenous…

              Could there be an analogy
              twixt them and our human race
              as rendered in hypallage
              of supposed deluded place?

              But stepping back to gaze afar
              from deeper space perspective
              though not outside of where we are
              in Milky Way’s collective,

              against a sea of velvet black
              is seen a stellary lair
              with charcoal billowed cul-de-sac
              floating aloft in midair.

              That evocative shadow-scape
              sports a brilliant boomerang
              which is crowning the mourning crepe
              to vividly overhang.

              The luminance enigmatic
              lends an air of ghostly sheen
              to the nebula dramatic
              in this striking Hubble scene.

              Like snow-capped crest shining whitely
              midst the murky mountains bleak,
              the arced inverted V brightly
              glows atop the upper peak—

              a lineament to remind
              that there’s more than meets the eye
              in earthly world of humankind
              where we mortals live and die.

              For true enlightenment inheres,
              like the music of the spheres.

              ~ Harley White


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Inspiration derived from article and image ~ A lucky observation of an enigmatic cloud...

Ghost-Like Nebula Revealed in Haunting Space Photo...

In addition, inspiration derived from the teachings and writings of Nichiren Daishōnin, as well as Martin Bradley’s interpretative writings about them…

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

The ghost-like nebula, IRAS 05437+2502, includes a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by the IRAS satellite in infrared light in 1983. Particularly enigmatic is the bright upside-down V that defines the upper edge of this floating mountain of interstellar dust, visible near the image center.

Nebula in Taurus

Credit: ESA/Hubble, R. Sahai and NASA

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