Cosmic Web


              A cosmic web that worlds unite
              in outer space has come to light.
              Astronomers will have their say
              about this bridge so far away,
              uncovered through antennal might.

              My fancies take poetic flight
              in great beyond’s unfathomed height
              to thus envisage holding sway
              a cosmic web.

              Mankind sleeps on within the night
              of dark delusion’s blinding plight,
              though all seems fused in vast ballet
              where human dance comes into play…
              When will we see with lumined sight
              a cosmic web?

              ~ Harley White

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The poem is a rondeau ~ a short poem of fixed form, consisting of 13 lines (plus the phrase twice) on two rhymes and having the opening words or phrase used in two places as an unrhymed refrain.

Some sources of inspiration derived from the following images and articles, among others…

Cosmic bridge of radio waves provides first evidence of magnetic fields between galaxy clusters...

Giant ‘thread’ of radio emissions found linking galaxy clusters...

Astronomers Discover A Magnetic Ridge 10 Million Light-Years Long Between Two Galaxy Clusters...

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 in articles shows the following ~ A bridge of radio-emitting plasma connects two galaxy clusters in a filament of the cosmic web.

A cosmic kaleidoscope

Image: “A cosmic kaleidoscope” ~ NASA, ESA, CXC, NRAO/AUI/NSF, STScI, and G. Ogrean (Stanford University)
Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI), and the HFF team

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