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Ode to a DSO

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#1 DSOGabe


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:37 PM

Full moon approaching so it's as good a time as any...


Ode to a DSO


A full moon rides in the sky,

Thru the scope, it blinds my eye.

So inside I sit and await,

Impatiently for my fanciful fate.

Every night the orb wanes,

Desperate impatience gains.

Finally, on that fateful night,

Out I go to behold the sights.

Aching for the skies to pass muster,

Galaxies, nebulae, all kinds of clusters!

Yet, horizon to horizon all to be seen-

Straight from a horrible dream,

Like heavy gray funeral shrouds-

An endless expanse of clouds....

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:54 PM

Cool! I love poetry, reading it and composing it. Indeed, motivates me to resurrect one that I wrote back in 1959. I'll put that in the "Off Topic Observatory" section. Thanks!    Tom

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:06 PM

applause.gif Love it! Thank you for sharing your poetry with us, OP. Love good poetry, especially with the natural world or the heavens as a focus. :)

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:16 PM

Well done!

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:36 AM

Ode to a QSO!


We drove in my Jeep, 

into mountain skies deep,

Me and my lovely date,

Twas a little past Eight.


In the back my big scope, 

I considered with pride,

anticipating the views

at the end of our ride!


When we got to the site, 

blighted sore was our hope,

No truss tubes? -Not again!

Then said I; It's true: I'm a dope.


In that dark place 'neath cold stars,

I lamely told her then, abashed, of this.  

Ears pounding then, I somehow this did.

then lamely added; "Oh God...Um...well- may I give you a Kiss?"


what happened next I tell you -sadly 

I shall not now nor soon reveal.

nor that it hurt -well, not too badly,

didn't even take some months to heal.


then, anyway, so awayward we sped,

And then sped we back again and in haste!

back up to the dark site, with truss tubes too,

and her laughter that journey also graced. This is true.


the big dob then towering 'midst the dim night 

among stars twinkling bright began to move

seeking deep sunk trove of ancient light

It's silly- I'd hoped that glint she might approve.


then she stepped up, took a long look in-

far quasar within thar her eye for to see,

and then she said, a little loudly too,

What? see what? Are you kidding me? 


So said she; We freaking drove all this way- 

That road! we'll end-up stuck!- got fix a flat? 

all so-  -so you could bring me way up here,

and make me look -at- at THAT??? -answered softly I;  yes dear.


got her home a tad late -drove slow, drove safely. 

sundry fuzzies; twinkles; blobs; many beauties we'd seen.

I silently thanked my lucky stars, relieved- 

at her words as we parted. "well, I liked M13."

Edited by quazy4quasars, 09 February 2020 - 06:12 PM.

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