• Jack Andrews

Wondrous World

by Jack Andrews

inspired by 'A' Philosopher Giving 3 Lecture on the Orrery" (1766) by Joseph Wright of Derby

The wonders of stars that paint the night sky.

Eight lopsided orbs that fly by up high.

Three children. fascinated by the speech,

Dream in admiration of the life they may choose to seek.

The constellations breathe, shining bright above a heath.

At night time stars fall. burning iridescent trails;

O, how I love them all

The books on the shelves cast mysterious spells

The room reflects the atmosphere: spacious, dark, wonderful and mystical

The old and wise lecturer stands tall.

Towering above the astronomical ball.

The planets spin, the younglings grin,

For the secrets of the world

Are being revealed.