Monday, July 25, 2011

Sirius


Paired stars
one visible
Sirius A and B
smaller, dimmer sister star hid
by the blazing light of her companion
much like the way you eclipse me
being invisible
has grown on me
pared star


Not actually so much to do with this whimsical picture, but when I look into Sirius a bit this got me thinking: What the naked eye perceives as a single star is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main sequence star, termed Sirius A, and a faint white dwarf companion, termed Sirius B.  For more takes on this go to Magpie Tales where Tess Kincade proveds a visual writing prompt each week.

20 comments:

  1. cute, apt writing..

    love your magpie.

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  2. Love the "being invisible has grown on me"... heart opening.

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  3. I too was drawn by the star and not the bicycle. Nice poetic expression.

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  4. Morning, Julie and Jacqui - Thank you, and thanks for reading. I'm looking forward to reading yours. :o)

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  5. Love the play here... as invisibility grows on so many. Beautiful piece.

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  6. Reflections - Thanks, it can be easy to get 'outshone.' (hmmm...out shone?)

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  7. Interesting information about Sirius, which I've always thought of as "the dog star" and imagined it looking like, you guessed it, a dog.
    Very nicely done, too.
    Thanks for commenting on mine and pointing out what should have been obvious, although I missed it completely. LOL

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  8. Kay - Thanks for commenting. I thought of Sirius as tje dog star too, I looked it up before writing, lol. Yours was quite good!

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  9. Oh, i didn't know that dog-star has a twin sib... heehee... thanks for the facts!!!(:

    Brightest blessings!

    ~Kelvin

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  10. See! I never knew that. Ya live and learn.

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  11. Hey Kelvin thanks. I wish you the same.

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  12. Wonderful what you were able to see in the prompt.

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  13. Thank you. Glad you stopped to read. This one was a challenge for me.

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  14. There could be a lot of mileage in that particular line. A really thought-provoking take on the prompt.

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  15. Dave and Tumblewords - Thank you both.

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  16. I love what you've created from the prompt! Brilliant piece!

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  17. Patty = Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.

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  18. Isn't that a metaphor for life - paired stars, circling each other?

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  19. JCosmo - It sure can be. Thanks for reading.

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