, glittering comets, dreadful conjunctions of planets ...
The blazing star
is sometimes a pentagram, or five-pointed star, and others a hexagram, but in either case it has the letter G in the center, which in the eighteenth century probably stood exclusively for "Geometry," though the meaning has evolved over the years.
Rejuvenation of desiccated, apparently dead seedlings was unexpected, especially because northern blazing star
seeds are very small and do not provide nutrient support to the seedling (C.
$265,000; 579 Blazing Star
Drive, Lake Villa, 60046; Sold on Feb.
: Cylindrical, Marsh, Prairie, and Rough
For star lovers, you'll find dies for Hunter Stars, Blazing Stars
and triangles galore.
These gleaming, earth-burnished, flashing Blades, thousands, along the Delta, bent-backed toilers, Soil-struck, lifting them, up and down, forward, Row by row, like the long, rachitic hafts of oil Rigs, pumping, wheezing in phthistic toil, Lunging, plunging, heat-breathing lungs, striking And lifting, the striking and lifting blades In their apogee, caught in the Egyptian sun, A field of blinking, blazing stars
, like a timbal, Tinkling in the eye, muscle and stroke, this legion, Lifting, breaking the fleshy loam, a thousand times a day, A million times of years, these dark Pharaonic fields.
Bright purple prairie blazing stars
and spiny white rattlesnake masters mix with tall green grasses and yellow black-eyed susans across the 53-acre prairie.
And above us, a billion blazing stars
- no light pollution in those blacked-out times.
Helmer Gabriel Barre ("The Wild Party") faithfully renders the bags of love and blazing stars
and other miraculous effects that mean so much to the playwright, even when they come across as pure whimsy.
In Missouri, some glades do resemble prairies, with plants that include big and little bluestem, Indian grass, Indian paintbrush, prairie larkspur, purple coneflower, and blazing stars
. Other glades are drier and resemble a bit of the southwestern desert dropped into the middle of the Ozarks.
Walking home under the blazing stars
, the world spins with waltzes and reels and porter and song, but it is the earthy turf smoke from every chimney that intoxicates more than any dram.