Saturday, August 14, 2004

Hubble bubble -- Part 2

Tom's post of the Hubble bubble brings to mind lines from Dante's Paradisio, when the poet looks upon on the Empyrean Sphere:

I saw light in the shape of a river
Flashing golden between two banks
Tinted in colors of marvelous spring.
Out of the stream came living sparks
Which settled on the flowers on every side
Like rubies ringed with gold. . .