Panoramic view southward toward Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains from Keys View in Little San Bernardino Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, California (Salton Sea, 230 ft. below sea level, rear left, San Andreas Fault visible on valley floor): photo by Matthew Field, 2008
Tornano in alto ad ardere le favole.
Cadranno colle foglie al primo vento.
Ma venga un altro soffio,
Ritornerà scintillamente nuovo.
The ant planetary nebula Mz 3 (magnitude 13.8, 4500 light years from Earth), bipolar structure in constellation Norma composed of four distinct high-energy outflows (lobes, columns, rays, chakram) around a bright core, seen as preview of the death of our sun: Hubble Space Telescope photo by R. Sahai (JPL), NASA/ESA Hubble Heritage Team, 2001
On high the reluctant fables blaze.
When the first breeze stirs they'll fall with the leaves.
But come another breath on high they'll flare anew.
Summit of the Chachani, 6075 m. (left), and Mt. Fatima, highest of three volcanoes above Arequipa, Peru: photo by Alexandre Buisse, 2007
Stelle (Stars): Giuseppi Ungaretti, 1927, from Sentimento del tempo (Sense of time), 1933, trans. TC