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Carpe Diem Space Oddessy

Sculptor

Carpe Diem #828 sculptor

sculptor

heavenly sculptor
beauty dimmed
by the southern birds

Phoenix

Carpe Diem # 827 Phoenix

Hevelius, Firmamentum, 1690
Hevelius, Firmamentum, 1690

phoenix overhead
unable to rise high enough
for all to see

Pyxis

Carpe Diem #826 Pyxis (Mariner’s compass)

Argo_Navis_Hevelius
The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius

mariners compass
outlasts the Argonauts ships
shining in the sky

lochium

Pegasus

Carpe Diem #825 Pegasus

Pegasus out shines
the first horse, Equuleus
in the night sky

Equp

steed to the gods
racing through the heavens
on a stary night

~~~

oh, winged horse
give me a ride, carry me
through the starry sky

let my ride be favored
d
o not let me perish

Unicorn & Ocants

Carpe Diem #821 Monocereos  (Unicorn)   Carpe Diem  #822 Octants

Two constellations that I was unfamiliar with and that were not connected to Greek Mythology

Sidney_Hall_-_Urania's_Mirror_-_Monoceros,_Canis_Minor,_and_Atelier_Typographique

Monoceros gallops
through the heavens
Canis on it’s back

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Circumpolar to the South Pole Octans can be seen in Southern Hemisphere from anywhere at any time of the year.

While looking up information on Octans  I  found a Poem titled Octans by Tim Jones that tells all about the constellation.  You can read it here: Octans 

 Octans_constellation_map-fr

nondistinctive guide
around the Cape of Good Hope
the lowly Octans

Indus

 

 

 

Carpe Diem # 819 Indus

Johann_Bayer_-_Uraniometria_-_Southern_Birds

in the southern sky
mid  many heavenly birds
a native hunter

Grus (Crane)

Carpe Diem #818 Grus    Be sure to visit our host Chèvrefeuille site to read all the mythology related to Grus the crane.

Johannes_Hevelius_-_Prodromus_Astronomia_-_Volume_III_-Firmamentum_Sobiescianum,_sive_uranographia-_-_Tavola_BBB_-_Piscis_Notius_et_Grus

 

Oh Petrus Plancius
you removed the fishes tail
creating Grus

~~~

the white crane dances
in the southern heavens
nearby phoenix watches

Gemini

Carpe Diem 817  Gemini (twins)

Gemini
“Gemini” by Michelet B – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –

wrapped a blanket
wishing on Gemini
for a soulmate

Draco

Carpe Diem #816 Draco (Dragon)

Draco, Ursa Minor
Draco, Ursa Minor

a dragon roams
the far northern sky
never setting

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