When stars come out in dark of night
they simply reappear in sight.
How would they flee the light of day
or to what reaches fly away?
Appearances deceive indeed
we’ve seen exalted truths decreed
like Ptolemy’s dethroned, amen,
by Galileo’s greater ken.
Are ‘black holes’ what they’re said to be
or something else we do not see?
And what preceded that ‘big bang’
assumed as how creation sprang?
Repeatedly it must be faced
that what we know will be replaced
by deeper knowledge, still in flux,
for certainties may miss the crux.
What thought can fathom vast expanse
of universe’s cosmic dance?
Is death the end, or like a sleep?
Oh may a seeking mind we keep
eternal as our queries seem
thus as stargazers dare to dream
and let imagination cry
there must be more than meets the eye!
~ Harley White
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Image (first one at the link) ~ Warrumbungle National Park Night Sky, Coonabarabran
Inspiration also 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: Stars, night, and galaxy over an old tree in Frenkendorf, Switzerland ~ Photo by Felixplakolb...
Warrumbungle National Park Night Sky, Coonabarabran
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