Somewhere a Star


              A vast explosion in the sky
              of supernova’s great goodbye
              is how immense celestials die.

              Yet these demises have their worth
              to aid perchance in future birth
              of star to house a planet earth.

              Our human species’ vessel home
              beneath the heavens’ vaulted dome
              is floating in a sea of foam

              where we’ve been sailing safe and sound
              with bubbles multiversed around,
              so novel theories propound.

              Thus in our ‘brane’ with solar world
              that’s strung with particles unfurled
              we dwell within dimensions curled,

              as per this unifying stance
              about the unbeknownst expanse
              which hosts our mortal song and dance.

              The firmament we peer into
              plays hide and seek with what’s in view
              to shift with varied light anew.

              When sets the sun at day’s decline
              and darkness shapes its redesign,
              somewhere a star will show its shine.

              Longfellow’s classic epic said
              that endless meadows overhead
              would ‘one by one’ in silence spread

              their star ‘forget-me-not’ arrays
              of blossoms for the angels’ gaze,
              his lovely lines to paraphrase.

              ‘How countlessly they congregate’,
              wrote Robert Frost of stellar spate
              that waits beyond the darkling gate!

              Though death all life may underlie,
              in cosmic twinkling of an eye
              somewhere a star is born on high…

              ~ Harley White

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Some sources of inspiration were the following…

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,/ Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: ‘A Tale of Acadie’

First line of ‘Stars’, by Robert Frost, from Robert Frost’s ‘A Boy’s Will’, 1915...

M-theory ~ Wikipedia...

Further inspiration derived from the teachings 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 ~ Hubble’s panoramic view of a star-forming region

Image description: 30 Doradus is the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighborhood and home to the most massive stars ever seen. The nebula resides 170 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. No known star-forming region in our galaxy is as large or as prolific as 30 Doradus… The image comprises one of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos and includes observations taken by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys, combined with observations from the European Southern Observatory’s MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope which trace the location of glowing hydrogen and oxygen… The image is being released to celebrate Hubble’s 22nd anniversary.

Hubble's panoramic view of a star-forming region

Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO, D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (Sheffield), A. de Koter (Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC/STFC, Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N. Langer (AifA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU) and H. Sana (Amsterdam)
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

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