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29 October 2009

Swim, delicate sisters!



















"All those stars both silvery and golden": The Pleiades star cluster, from Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), 14 October 2009.

Something there is more immortal even than the stars,
(Many the burials, many the days and nights, passing away,)
Something that shall endure longer even than lustrous Jupiter,
Longer than the sun or any revolving satellite,
Or the radiant sisters the Pleiades.


Quotes are portions of On the Beach At Night by Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

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