To Sleep in the Shadows Dense is the umbra: A crawling shadow, Sombre as dusk, Cascading tones of darkness Into a matt, flat pool. The sable hands of night Reach out with raven Strokes of unseen fingers To steal the colour and Snuff out the light. Sightless, underexposed eyes, With veiled, visionless irises, Dilate vainly, attempting To capture any light From thieving darkness, Before the ebony congeals Into dancing funereal forms Of raven-haired beasts And blasted fragments of Deathly corpses. Thrown into my unseeing sight, A vision from dusk, With Black made of white and swirling Points of pipe clay stars, leading to a pure Black, white, whirlpool of sleep.
The supernova SN1054 was first observed today in 1054, the remnants of which now form the Crab Nebula.
Slavery is abolished in the state of New York on this day in 1827.
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