A Star

Beauty was that
Far vanished flame,
Call it a star Wanting better name.
And gaze and gaze
Vaguely until
Nothing is left
Save a grey ghost-hill.
Here wait I
On the world’s rim
Stretching out hands
To Seraphim.
 by Patrick Kavanagh

Detached: An image of the supernova remnant 1987A, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Scientists believe planets can be ejected when a star dies during a supernova and be left to roam the galaxy


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