On 1st January, 2020

Constellation of Orion and other stars visible in the Northern Hemisphere in winter

Stars light years away

Illuminate our night sky

Blind to our being

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n.b. Our year, the circuit of this planet around our star in 365 days is unique to our situation in this solar system, if not the Universe. When we look out into space it is awe-inspiring to consider that vastness and our tiny place within it. Happy new year fellow travellers.

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CLP 01/01/2020

Nothing Matters (V)

Beyond planets; stars.

Beautiful lights of heaven

What carries you on?

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n.b. The space between stars is nothing but nothing. The Interstellar Medium (ISM) or Interstellar Space is a soup of gases; nothing is what it seems.

What lives between the stars?

CLP 18/12/2019

Moon Slip

Wearing little but a smile

She slides off stage early this evening

Generously leaving us

The uncountable cosmic array

With all the stars of the distant past

And contemporary bright young things

But this hurried exit is not what it seems

The night threatens crystal clear cold

And she doesn’t like bitter

So she pursues Mercury and Venus

Who promise to show her a good time

Whilst we wrap up in the deep blue

Observing the space she has deserted

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CLP 29/11/2019