Napowrimo: Starshade Sunflower
dogtrax, Kevin's Meandering Mind, Apr 21, 2020
(I am participating in National/Global Poetry Month as I continue to write small poems each morning. – Kevin) Day Twenty One: StarShade SunFlower Imagine this in bloom – star-shade-sun-flower nighttime wonder – its man-made petals reaching hundreds of length beyond the eye, across the far sky, its stem connected by link-line to telescope, a fully-aware cosmic beauty […]

(I am participating in National/Global Poetry Month as I continue to write small poems each morning. – Kevin)

Day Twenty One: StarShade SunFlower

Imagine
this in bloom –
star-shade-sun-flower
nighttime wonder –
its man-made petals
reaching hundreds
of length beyond the eye,
across the far sky,
its stem connected
by link-line to telescope,
a fully-aware
cosmic beauty
finding light by defining dark,
capturing dark by ignoring light,
the star-blocker
life-detector
planet-collector
satellite
always in search
for something
else

Note: this poem was inspired by work of astrophysicist Sarah Seager, working to map exoplanets https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/magazine/the-world-sees-me-as-the-one-who-will-find-another-earth.html

(Image: © NASA/JPL/Caltech)

 

Peace (imagining it),
Kevin