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Seriously, Sirius

the stream running beneath
the icy coating
the computer doing something
without you knowing
while you are doing something
on it
the inner workings of the solid
engine casings
the vibrant life beneath the soil
as you walk upon it
the total mystery of things
going on behind the scenes
without us
is it fate that connects the dots
as we turn a corner
and bump into someone
we knew we met in a dream
or, when the telephone rings
and we know who it is
by the ring itself
yet, no different than any other ring

which part of our brains
are we using
that never get used that often

I think I’d like to go sailing
having never gone sailing before
knowing i would get seasick

sometimes, I just want to steal
a piece of that mystery
put a vortex inside my pocket

see if I vanish into it
or it, in to me
I doubt I’d know the difference

or, maybe i am just a black hole
sucking in the whitewash
of all history

there was a drag race on the rings of Saturn
but, I don’t recall it happening
it is odd how so many diverse cultures

talk of Sirius as the DogStar
seriously. there’s something about
that system that may enlighten us all

but, what if being enlightened
is just a trap
to keep us snapping our synapses

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Many cultures have historically attached special significance to Sirius, particularly in relation to dogs. Indeed, it is often colloquially called the “Dog Star” as the brightest star of Canis Major, the “Great Dog” constellation. It was also classically depicted as Orion’s dog. The Ancient Greeks also thought that Sirius’ emanations could affect dogs adversely, making them behave abnormally in the heat of summer (“Dog Days”). Their excessive panting was thought to place them at risk of desiccation and disease. In extreme cases, a foaming dog may have rabies, which could infect and kill humans who’d been bitten.The Romans knew these days as dies caniculares and the star as Canicula (“little dog”). In Chinese astronomy the star is known as the star of the ‘celestial wolf’ (Chinese and Japanese: 天狼; Korean: 천랑; Chinese romanization: Tiānláng; Japanese romanization: Tenrō; Korean romanization: Cheonlang),91 in the Mansion of Jǐng (井宿). Farther afield, many nations among the indigenous peoples of North America also associated Sirius with canines; the Seri and Tohono O’odham of the southwest note the star as a dog that follows mountain sheep, while the Blackfoot called it ‘Dog-face’. The Cherokee paired Sirius with Antares as a dog-star guardian of either end of the “Path of Souls”. The Pawnee of Nebraska had several associations; the Wolf (Skidi) tribe knew it as the ‘Wolf Star’, while other branches knew it as the ‘Coyote Star’. Further north, the Alaskan Inuit of the Bering Strait called it ‘Moon Dog’

and, we all know dog spelled backwards is god…curious?

Bah Bah black Sheep- A hippie, rebel, highly individual. While loving creativity I have always done battle with the practical/impractical aspects of life. Sitting here in my aerie observing the world, the stars above and the other pinpricks below..
Been writing poetry since I was 14, now 62

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  • samara108
    samara108over 5 years ago

    this is really insightful… excellent and expanding thoughts!!

  • haha, yeah, this is how my mind snaps, it is no wonder no one understood me! lol

    – mychaelalchemy

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