White Dwarf

White Dwarf

A Poem by M. A. Kilcorse

The universe is rich with beauty and mystery. A stage set for the greatest show ever to be played.


A yellow sun,

Not unlike our own

Expends its energy

For a stellar show.


An angry red giant,

That overtakes its surroundings,

While radiant pressure-

Sends its outer shell flying.


A pearl contained within a floating sea;

A kaleidoscope of elements finally free.

Tendrils of gas that twist and turn

A veil over dim light- with passion that still burns.


The ocean of particles slowly degrade

Leaving a diamond; alone in dark space.

Trillions of years may pass along,

Obscuring this beauty behind the mask of the cosmos.

© 2013 M. A. Kilcorse

Author's Note

M. A. Kilcorse
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Added on April 9, 2013
Last Updated on April 9, 2013
Tags: beauty, science, poetry, astronomy, universe, dwarf, white


M. A. Kilcorse
M. A. Kilcorse

Toledo, OH

I use writing not just as an escape, but as a construct. To see non-physical ideas take life in the form of places and people is the magic and mystery of creative writing. more..