Upon a Star

image: Camille Flammarion
image: Engraving by unknown artist appeared in Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire


Vega listened to Tau Ceti,
And Tau Ceti listened to Cygni.
Cygni listened to Procyon,
And Procyon listened to Sirius.
Sirius listened to Barnard,
And Barnard listened to Proxima,
Proxima listened to the Sun,
And the Sun listened to me.

© Phil Corbluth

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