Where Stars Are Born


              Birth is a turbulent act
              in nebula Orion
              from massive clouds that lie in
              the Hunter’s luminous tract.

              Sidereal creation
              is from his belt unfolding
              inside the sword it’s holding
              within the constellation.

              Travails of parturition
              can only be conjectured
              as skies are architectured
              in spatial disposition.

              The astral nursery’s just
              fifteen hundred light-years far
              from where earthly beings are
              with stargazer wanderlust.

              In our arm of Milky Way
              this spectacle can be found
              plus infant orbs all around
              in radiant stellar play.

              What we see is a montage
              of telescopic gleanings
              with astronomic meanings
              from Hubble’s cosmic collage.

              These images were laid on
              a vast celestial array
              to beauteous scene portray—
              such stuff as dreams are made on…

              All that’s born is bound to die
              in cycles never-ending;
              though death may be impending,
              new stars will twinkle on high.

              Thus none can transience escape.
              Our mortal passing awaits
              unfailingly in the fates
              as destiny takes its shape.

              Yet where’er we chance to go
              enlightenment’s tranquil light
              shall guide us through darkest night
              with Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

              ~ Harley White


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Inspiration for the poem came from article ~ Starbirth...

More information with video ~ at Orion Nebula on Wikipedia...

In addition, 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

“This picture, an assembly of individual images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, shows young stars at the center of the Orion nebula. The seemingly infinite tapestry of rich detail revealed by Hubble shows a churning turbulent star factory set within a maelstrom of flowing, luminescent gas.”

The Veil Nebula was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

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