Tuesday, July 25, 2006

When two astronomers meet

Beneath Taurus glinting red eye
When the Persied showers trail
With the sting of scorpio’s tail
We will meet - you and I.

You will give me a ring (nebula) or two
And I shall name a galaxy after you
Tell me which one you would like
Shall we gift a comet instead of a bike?

We shall catch a pelican by its beak
Take a trip to North Americas peak?
The Great Attractor shall be like naught
For the fiery passions that we shall wrought.

For a lock of Andromeda’s hair my love
Will you cross the Milky Way?
Navigate through the Magellanic clouds
And meet me at heaven’s gate?**

The zodiacal lights still shine
And the aurora borealis is bright
But the hourglass says we must part
The veil of distance must drop.

Till the next time we meet - Orange
Red, blueshift, ultraviolet, infrared
These colours would be like nothing.
Till then life will be but a sack of coals.

(** - could not find a reference for that. but "Heaven's Gate" made up of four stars is the region between Auriga and Perseus through which the entire zodiac passes through as far as I remember from a night sky observation trip I went to. )


claytonia vices said...

Wowww!!! lovely poem... how lucky the guy is, whom you wrote this to! :-))

RAVi said...

Awesome. Real nice.

Made my afternoon after that disastrous lunch... :)

Ozymandias said...

This is a classic that should be broadcast even more widely! Passion and the stars - a combination divine.

samudrika said...

@claytonia vices
Thank you! as for the 'lucky guy' he is not an astromer so i dont think he can appreciate it much. :)

thank you too. astronomy has been one of my 'passions' for some time.

pity about the lunch. :(

what can i say? i am speechless. :)

Anonymous said...

Ah... I checked your blog after a long time; and wow! Wonderful poem! Thanks!

And as for the 'lucky guy' not being an astronomer, don't be so sure; even you're supposed to be a biologist. :D

Nikhil Joshi said...

I too checked on blog-spot after a long time.... needless to repeat, the work is wonderful .....

I think the message is important than the details, am I wrong ? :D

samudrika said...

Something like that yes. thank *you* for appreciation.

Lets look at it like a science poem - like a poem written to remember some things not necessarily emotions. get it? :)

thank you too.