How to See a Black Hole or Bouquet of Alstroemeria

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As dust swirls around the black hole
matter compresses causing it to glow.
Scientists can only see the outline of the black hole, also called its shadow.”
………………………………………………………………………………. —Physorg.com
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first, shadows glow

circling the shade of what can’t be seen
the stuff of nothing gleams
incandescent round the outline
of a vase upon a table
which blossom-cache will tantalize
every eye that’s able

these things of brilliant burgundy
are shades of shadows cast
these things of brilliant burgundy
are not the stuff that lasts.

by Jim Culleny
1/17/12

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