March 25, 2004

the pole star

Polaris: or by an other name, Alruccabah, Cynosura, Phoenice, Lodestar, Pole Star, Tramontana, Angel Stern, Navigatoria, Star of Arcady, Yilduz, Mismar, the North Star, Alpha Ursae Minoris . . . in the names of stars lie the histories and myths of ancient civilizations, of navigation and poetry.

Posted by Jem Finer at March 25, 2004 5:22 PM