Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Descent No More

Under the shroud of sleep
Timeless moments
Inner realms dispelling limitation
All pervasive Being
Above Earth's plains
Beyond all mountains
In flight across the heavens
Held not by gravity
Within the burning light
That cannot be contained
The shroud of sleep lifted
And I awakened to time
A vibrant peace
An all sounding silence
I shall descent no more

Into the lower realms
Of deceptive thought.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

In the Center of the Trifid Nebula
Credit & Copyright: Daniel Lopez (Observatorio del Teide)
Astronomy Picture of the Day
2008 June 30

Explanation: Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of Sagittarius.The Trifid, also known as M20, is only about 300,000 years old, making it among the youngest emission nebulae known. The nebula lies about 9,000 light years away and the part pictured here spans about 10 light years. This image was created with the 0.8-meter IAC80 telescope on the Canary Islands of Spain.

Descent No More, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Rose Marie Raccioppi, Publish America, June, 2008.

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