Icarus Star




Gravity makes a “magnifying glass”

out of the space that it causes to bend —

a cosmic telescope that can surpass

those on or around the Earth, and extend

our visual range by two thousand fold,

with a billions of light years focal length,

allowing us to see a star so old,

nine billion years ago, it shone full strength.


And that’s how far we’ve looked into the past

to see a star dead for billions of years.

Blue supergiants burn hot and live fast,

too passionate to hold their atmospheres.

Icarus Star

Icarus soars beyond moderation

in legend and, now, our observation.


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