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Flying at Night

Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water. Below us,
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  • Saiom Shriver (4/23/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
    like a snowflake falling on water. Magnificent

    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Evelyn Morgan (5/5/2012 5:42:00 PM)

    A magnificent universe out there all tied together by light. I loved it.

  • john tiong chunghoo (9/24/2006 4:18:00 AM)

    somehow, your poems are all of the space. you are probably from space.
    love this Ted.

    out in space
    the world
    so small (referring to our mother earth)

  • Leon Adrian (9/20/2006 11:53:00 AM)

    Your poem captures something that has never been felt before. I am greatful that there is a poet that stands out amoungst the crowd.

    I would love to send you some of my poems... just so you could workshop one or two. Please contact me at leon7potter@yahoo.com

  • Dustin Bennefield (7/15/2006 4:32:00 PM)

    A beautiful write. I shivered as I read it.
    Keep up the great work.
    ~Inkweaver

  • Leigh A. Hill (7/15/2006 4:14:00 PM)

    Whoa....left me with chills and a Dark picture in my mind.
    but beautiful all the same...if only all poets could write like him
    starr

  • Bobbie Goggins (10/21/2005 5:54:00 PM)

    'dies like a snowflake falling on water.'

    I love this image.

  • Barbara Jarvik (9/16/2005 10:29:00 PM)

    Don't be fooled by the 'simplicity'. This writer is a master of his craft.
    A wonderful, wonderful poem.

  • Ilex 011 (2/16/2005 10:33:00 AM)

    Your work is stunning. I've added all of them to my favorites list. More please! ! !

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