Stellar Chrysalis is a poem by Virchan of Vulcan describing in clear, clinical terms what happened in the life of a star, yet imparting a viable content that touches the miracles of birth, life and death. It was essential to consolidate her high status to the critics.

Formless gas coalescing
to fusion furnace bright
collapsing into a grave of formless void

(TOS video game: Star Trek: 25th Anniversary)

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