Friday, January 15, 2016


for "Blackstar" see 

He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar, I'm not a gangstar)
I can't answer why (I'm a blackstar)
Just go with me (I'm not a filmstar)  -David Bowie, "Blackstar"

The fallen chaos hero’s
boon like a comet’s rise; a
short period, earth-crossing orbit
flux amass; the dark constemation
stardust riddled Ziggy lit
a secret phrase in the throes.

©2016 No Chaotic Obit stephaniepope
#ohj #mpy


1. A blackstar is both a type of cancer lesion and thought to be a transitional phase between a star and a singularity.  The mythic image as a poetic figure in literary forms personifies  death.

2. The song, “Blackstar” mentions “the villa of Ormen”. Ormen is a Norwegian word meaning serpent. The Villa of Ormen means the town of the serpent.

3. First usage of the word, constemation in literary narrative is by George Brennan, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Appearing in a 1926 article, Prohibition Law Injured Temperance Cause 
 in "The Montague Observer."  Brennan states,

The men who subscribed to the immortal document of 150 years ago were men of broad and liberal principles. Imagine the surprise of these men if they could return to our country today. Imagine what they would think and say when they saw the nation overrun by an army of spies paid by the government. Fancy their constemation when they were told that these spies had shot down citizens who had resented their intrusion and their officiousness. Picture their surprise if, gathering as they were accustomed to for a social hour, their meeting place would be invaded by these spies and they should be herded off to jails as lawbreakers.

For the entire newspaper article see the cached page accessed January, 2016

4. SEE “Blackstar”