Poets’ Corner: Astronomy Picture of the Day


Most days it’s an image of heaven

in vast distant nebulas

with names like ” Pillars

of Creation” or “God’s Garden.”

A glimpse through a time window,

the far side of the Milky Way.

You can’t get your head around

the distances, light years

in the millions. Red gasses,

black holes, blue dwarfs, matter

as old as creation, and

as current as the ripples

left on Seth’s Pond just now

by a kingfisher diving for breakfast.

Clark Myers is an active member of the poetry community on Martha’s Vineyard. He lives in Vineyard Haven.