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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, May 28, 2012

What do you see on a starry, starry night?

What sights do you behold
On a starry, starry night
A dot-to-dot puzzle
With Pegasus taking flight?

Why not take the time
To research and uncover
How the stars and planets
Let to sights to discover?

As you look up toward the night sky, what do you see? On a clear night it might be innumerable twinkling lights that test the wildest imagination. What we know today was at one time totally unfathomable until the stars barely visible exploded into view with the invention and use of the telescope for astronomy purposes. In addition to observing the skies, potential for safer navigation was recognized on land and at sea.

Heavenly Lights

The moon with its changing appearance
Amid twinkling lights of night skies
Cast light and shadows over the earth
In wonderment before all eyes

A vast luminous galactic formation
The Milky Way, a spiral system of stars
Too faint to be seen individually
Emitted a spirited glow from afar

With a powerful allure and romance
Venus like a diamond in the sky
Enchanted mankind with fascination
Scarcely visible to the naked eye

Enshrouded in wispy ice-crystal clouds
Reflecting stellar light like a mirror
Mars showed phases similar to the moon
As the telescope made it much clearer

Of course there's Uranus
Whose name provokes a joke
Discovery unveiled rings
But not made up of smoke

Rings of Saturn, four moons of Jupiter
Oh, Galileo, thank you for your sights
Revealing secrets barely visible
That once lay hidden within the nights
—Florence, Italy 1609

Along with a starry, starry night is often found musical enjoyment, relaxation, love and romance.

Comments are appreciated!