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#1 AstroVPK

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:13 PM

I looked up at the sky and saw,
Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

Who wants to help me as the next two lines?
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#2 kfiscus

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:40 PM

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave- too soon.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:08 AM

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - to soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.



#4 JOEinCO

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:06 AM

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - too soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.

 

Then hunter Orion made his slow descent,

To exit west with the Taurus bull.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:17 PM

OK, I'm game.  I'll add two lines.

 

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - too soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.

Then hunter Orion made his slow descent,

To exit west with the Taurus bull.

The Galaxies of Spring did fill my eye

And sleep was banished for the hours I look'd,

 

 

Thanks for starting a poem that is a group effort.

I'd love to see where this goes!

 

 

 

Here's a sonnet for you that I wrote many years ago (with apologies to Sarah Williams):

Summer and Thoughts of Mortality

The Summer skies return, now girded with the heat,
And once again the Dark Horse prances ‘cross the sky.
This silver carpet is a feast of tiny points:
My soul is blessed with joy: the stars my eyes anoint;
Vega’s fires ‘cross light years come my eyes to greet;
The Swan flies on its winged way till Eagle meet.
Within their feathered arms are kept that light and dark--
The blackness of the Rift against the astral shine.
But all things must end their days—seasons, nights and lives--
The Hunter’s majesty will triumphantly rise,
And soon the cold will creep into my flesh and reign;
I’ll close my eyes and never see the stars again.
Though death is black against the light of life so stark;
My soul has loved the night too long to fear the dark.

 

Seems appropriate, somehow, in these days.

 

Here is another I penned at nearly the same time.

It is incomplete, with the final two lines missing.

Perhaps some of our resident poets could make suggestions on a final couplet?

 

The Companion

I’ve walked the path I've traveled without joy,
For fortune and for living day to day,
And wondered if I probably annoy
All those around me with the words I say.
But once I knew there was a sky to love
Who, beaming, brought the lightness to my heart,
Then did my spirit problems rise above
And give me faith that we would never part.
From her comes gentleness of mind and more:
Time, like waves, brings her treasures to my shore.
Evanescent, cares vanish in thin air
At night the strength of Caelus do I share.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - too soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.

Then hunter Orion made his slow descent,

To exit west with the Taurus bull.

The Galaxies of Spring did fill my eye

And sleep was banished for the hours I look'd,

The glory I viewed made me cry aloud

But then there came a bank of cloud.

 

Sorry....

 

 

Dave


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:47 PM

Reminds me of the "class story" in those creative writing classes I took so long ago.  Someone always takes it on a dark turn.  Ah, well . . .

 

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - too soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.

Then hunter Orion made his slow descent,

To exit west with the Taurus bull.

The Galaxies of Spring did fill my eye

And sleep was banished for the hours I look'd,

The glory I viewed made me cry aloud

But then there came a bank of cloud.

Alas! I mourned that my views should cease.

I had just bought a new eyepiece!



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:51 AM

I looked up at the sky and saw,

Bright Venus nestled in the arms of the Moon.

I paused to let some time go by,

Knowing I had to leave - too soon.

I watched as they danced in delight,

The Man and the Beauty of the Night.

Then hunter Orion made his slow descent,

To exit west with the Taurus bull.

The Galaxies of Spring did fill my eye

And sleep was banished for the hours I look'd,

The glory I viewed made me cry aloud

But then there came a bank of cloud.

Alas! I mourned that my views should cease.

I had just bought a new eyepiece!

The clouds did pass and cleared the view

but  my eyepiece was now covered in dew!


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

I posted this a few weeks back in the Deep Sky Observing forum

 

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 29 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

I posted this a few weeks back in the Deep Sky Observing forum

 

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....

The Fate of an Astronomer.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:30 AM

I saw my fate was up for debate

And replaced my eyepiece for Heaven's sake!


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 01:05 AM

Now what to see amid moon's glow?

The big dog and Winter Albireo?



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:16 PM

To quote snoopy........"It was a dark and stormy night........"     That is as far as he ever gets.

 

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