|The Hubble Ultra Deep Field ~Image courtesy |
NASA, ESA and R. Thompson (Univ. Arizona)
in the warm June
how not to speak
the as if
it were also
photon to photon
hoof to mouth
spoon fed, be fed
a pablum of starzzzzz
lips and hands and
I'zzzzz, an instinct
touched by mana
in tender waking
our physical significance
and no more,
©2012 O Wholly Night Or When In The Desert of the Real, See Across The Light Years stephaniepope mythopoetry.com
Main Entry: light-year function: noun
etymology: light / from PIE *leuk- "light, brightness" (cf. Sanskrit rocate "shines;" Armenian lois "light," lusin "moon;" Greek leukos "bright, shining, white;" Latin lucere "to shine," lux "light," lucidus "clear;" Old Church Slavonic luci "light;" Lithuanian laukas "pale;" Welsh llug "gleam, glimmer;" Old Irish loche "lightning," luchair "brightness;" Hittite lukezi "is bright").
definition: A unit of length in interstellar astronomy equal to the distance that light travels in one year in a vacuum, or 5,878,000,000,000 miles.
A light-year, then, is not a unit of time, but a unit of distance that’s based on light having a speed limit.
"light years" as metaphoric of something: a metaphor for the limits of our knowledges and what they know and therefore the limits of "knowing ourselves".
the horse's fountain/ the poetic inspiration as a way of knowing that goes beyond the self-limitations of the sol consciousness; sublunary, intuited, poetizing language taking over gleaming brighter than sol/ the realm of dark matter/dark energy reflecting itself to consciousness
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