Tuesday, November 24, 2020


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“After one taste of madness, one can be consumed

by thoughts that follow behind like the fiery tail of

a comet.”--Mona Sorma.

Comets are similar to asteroids,

Celestial bodies orbiting the sun,

Composed mostly of frozen ammonia,

Called by many as “dirty snowballs”,

Coming past earth in regular cycles,

Coma is the cloud of gasses forming around it,

Carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ammonia.

Cosmic consciousness expands our minds.

Orion the Hunter can easily be seen in November.

Mega-constellations are low-orbit satellites.

Eridanus constellation is called “the River”.

Tarantula nebula is a large magellanic cloud.

Stingray nebula is the youngest known planetary nebula.

Glenn Buttkus

Pleiades & Acrostic Poetry

Posted over at d'Verse Poets Pub


Lucy said...

Extremely well written and creative. I love your take on the prompt!

brudberg said...

I love how you fill your poetry with facts. Comets are amazing, and I wish I could gaze at one.

Ingrid said...

A great astronomical take on the prompt - and kudos for trying two different forms!

JadeLi said...

Your opening quote is so sharp and wise. I learned a lot about space phenomena reading your poems today.

Kim M. Russell said...

Great job, Glenn! I love the hard ‘c’ sound in the Pleiades and the informative tone of the acrostic. The ‘dirty snowballs made me smile – reminded me of the Frank Zappa song: ‘Watch out where the huskies go / and don’t you eat that yellow snow’! Which also kind of leads to cosmic consciousness – Zappa was spacy.

Laura Bloomsbury said...

Cosmic phenomenon in poetry - well done Glenn - hard to make the descriptions poetic but you managed it
"Coma is the cloud of gasses forming around it,

Carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ammonia."

sarah said...

Such precision, Glenn - factoids folded into specific shapes and sizes to fit the prompt. Love it.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Tuesday


Kerfe said...

A poetic education is the best kind.

robkistner said...

Well conceived Glenn, like a brace of thoroughbred verse. Very far out, left me pleasantly spaced out — oh shit, did I really just write that... good write brother...

Truedessa said...

Love the bit of science mixed in with the poetry. I am a stargazer and always will be...

lynn__ said...

Enjoyed this take, Glenn. Informative with a lyrical touch...excellent quote too.

Francis said...

As usual you have risen to the creative challenge!

Mrityunjay Dixit said...

Very informative! and also an excellent poem.

Jane Dougherty said...

Cosmic poetic science!

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

A star gazing lesson given in poetry. So very well done! Hard facts are there but they take on a softness in the reading as they flow in the reading. A nice way to begin my Thanksgiving morning, reading poetry about the stars!