Monday, July 6, 2009

Lyra in July Skies

The harp lies in the July skies, placed there by Zeus.
In its handle is the brilliant Vega,
An Adonis among stars adorning the lyre
In memory of the stricken Orpheus
Who died looking back at Eurydice.
Dying, she grew more and more beautiful,
A Ring Nebula in the lyre of Orpheus.
But perhaps it's just a dream . . .


  1. Beautiful poem and of course I came back I always do lol. Thanks for sharing and take great care. Loved the education indeed, Thanks again

  2. Thanks, Blues, for coming back! Now I feel you've completed the course! :)

  3. Hi Margaret

    Can you remember all the old myths and Greek and Roman stories? Or is it the skies that you are more fascinated by...

    I love them but they fall out of my mind once I have read them.

    Happy days

  4. Hi Delwyn, I love the myths and the moon and the poetry of how they're placed in the sky. I'm doing Sagittarius next because it appears in July, and it's for you in the Southern Hemisphere, whereas Lyra is in July in the Northern Hemisphere. I love the beauty when I see it in a book, ditto the myths, but I don't connect as much with the real sky! I did receive your email and am working on my trees! be back to you soon. Thank you, Delwyn.

  5. J'aime beaucoup cette affiche ! Comme quoi ! il est difficile d'inventer mieux en visuel !... Content de revoir Jean Marais ! Sacré bossu, capitan...;)

  6. Oui! et la belle et la bete . . . tellement de films! et bon ami de Cocteau, un genie.

  7. Lovely! I just adore mythology and looking up in wonder at the night sky, although I never see the shapes of anything in the stars. The big dipper is all I ever manage to see.

  8. Angela~ That is so funny you said that because I have to look everything up in a big astronomy book with photos from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. (I know the Big and Small Dippers, too, as well as Orion, Venus, and the moon!) I would like to get a telescope. I do love the myths and the ancient stories explaining the stars coupled with the knowledge we have today of nebulae (dying stars) and rings, meteors, sunstorms, etc.