Sunday, April 02, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-02 -- an Acrostic poem, Aquarious, Trappist-1 -- a Primer

 April is National  Poetry Month, here is my second:
 (a 55 word limit, acrostic was my choice of form)

Aquarius (Constellation)
quaint, still closest
under guise, Milky way
aquarius, Ptolemy's delight
revered long ago
imagined, Greek mythology and astrology
under guise, star clutter
stars with planets, 12

Trappist-1 (Stellar System)
runtish Aquarius star
abiogenesis* likely 
planets seven
perhaps inhabitable 
intensely heated 
star, atypic
tidal locking** 
1.5 to 18 Earth days make a year
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Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Picture from Wikipedia,,_Piscis_Australis_%26_Ballon_Aerostatique.jpg [A representation of Aquarius printed in 1825 as part of Urania's Mirror (including a now-obsolete constellation, Ballon Aerostatique south of it - Public Domain)]

Aquarius Wikipedia Article,

 - I'm linked with Kelly O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Flash 55 Plus!, at 
 - - -and
 - I'm also linked to Day One of NaPoWriMo,

*Abiogenesis is the natural process by which life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds -- Reference Wikipedia Link: 

**tidal locking means one side of each planet is permanently facing the star -- Reference Wikipedia Link:

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At Monday, April 03, 2017 3:02:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I wonder if and when we will learn more about the stars... about the other worlds out there... The only thing sad is that it's always old news.

At Monday, April 03, 2017 4:38:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Your years at NASA make you the right person to bring some perspective to the topic.

At Monday, April 03, 2017 5:01:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oooh this is absolutely stupendous!!

At Monday, April 03, 2017 9:15:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

I think another planet sounds pretty daunting! An intensely heated star--a bit scary, but of course, intriguing. Thank you, Jim. k.

At Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I hope if we discover there is life somewhere out there, we won't treat it like we've treated ourselves and our planet.

At Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:50:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...


At Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:13:00 AM, Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

Cheers for the pointer to your clever acrostic Jim. I hadn't heard of abiogenesis, but now feel a need to investigate!
You seem an interesting and wise fellow Jim - write if you wish, my email address is on my blog.
Kind regards
Anna :o]


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