Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Synodic Prograde


Our station, sunrise
To sunrise, in relation
To our star: right now
We are in eastward motion--
All our land and ocean.
Right now we are
Fusing a billion tons
Of hydrogen into
Helium every other
Second --our mother,
The sun,  mysterium
Tremendum, what we are,
Our star and what
We may become.

18 comments:

  1. Makes me think of George Harris's "Here Comes the Sun".

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    1. Elizabeth, I posted Chet Atkins' guitar interpretation of the Beatles' wonderful song because he plays so beautifully and lets the words rise from listeners' memories. But I too was reminded of "Here Comes The Sun">

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  2. Such a fascinating revelation--the sun is more in charge than are we.

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    1. Joanne, It's hard to think of stars being among the probable things in the universe --and to work perfectly for 10 or 15 billion years-- without which we could not exist. Mind boggling, a great enigma!

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  3. I would love to be able to see what we will become. I think.

    Lovely picture and words, as always, Norma and Geo.

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    1. Most kind, Jenny. The sun contains over 95% of the matter in this solar system. What we will become must have something to do with that tremendous mass. We, all life, are the stuff of stars. So long as they are on fire we will live and evolve. That's why we keep up with our utility bills.

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  4. After what my family went through or not during WW2, I am surprised that we are what we are, friend Geo … My mother will not speak about it so it's hard to get info first hand info and that makes me sad … My kids are hopeful and healthy here in Canada and makes me happy says this Alberta cat and her cat Theo. https://youtu.be/T1IgHVvX2-0

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    1. Dear Cat, went to youtube clip and met Theo. Thanks, a most pleasant and reassuring introduction. I too had relatives in that conflict. Dad lived until I was 10. A favorite uncle lived 25 years longer but was shell-shocked, volatile. There is a sadness they bore for us that we must largely leave behind. Example: your happiness with kids --and CANADA, a name that conjures freedom, liberty, conscience.

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  5. I love the basic underpinnings of existence - such magnificence - often wonder how people take it for granted! Thank you for your words :-)

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa. I guess sometimes we get so wrapped up in our search for lesser wonders that we overlook the GIANT BURNING BALL IN THE SKY.

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  6. Lovely post Geo. You have a way of sending my thoughts to places they’ve never been.
    R

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    1. Kind Rick, your good company is a pleasure in the search --we are detectives in a big universe.

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  7. What we may become fascinates me.

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  8. As the days grow longer, our spirits rise. Lovely verse and what a treat to hear Chet Atkins.

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    1. Chet Atkins possessed a casual style that extended from violin to banjo and always exemplified technical excellence. Always a treat.

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  9. The blood moon eclipse last month was astounding.

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    1. Dear Susan, "astounding" --good word for the tremendous things that happen over us!

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