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 [then] can only see the outline of the black hole, also called [ironically] its shadow.” —Physorg.com

circling a shadow the stuff of somethingAlstroemeria-burgundy.jpg
gleams incandescent around the outline
of a vase upon a table, a blossom-cache
that tantalizes every eye that’s able

these shades of brilliant burgundy
are shapes of shadows cast
these shades of brilliant burgundy
are all of things that pass.

by Jim Culleny
1/17/12

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