Poetry

Dan Guenther: Dancing with the Stargazers, Cronulla

Dancing with the Stargazers, Cronulla The name Cronulla is derived from the word kurranula, meaning “place of the pink shells” in the dialect of the Gweagal. Tonight the amateur stargazers gather on the beach between Kurnell and Cronulla, each spinning a story of emerging wonders within our galaxy and beyond, their tales of ocean-bearing moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn mixing fantasy and reality. Sounds of laughter carry across the water, out to the cloudless horizon; and dazzled by the cosmos and one another these nascent astronomers dance in the glory of the moment, their telescopes probing the stellar depths, each…

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