Thursday, April 1, 2004

Flying At Night Comments

Rating: 3.9

Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water. Below us,
some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death,


Ted Kooser
Stephen Loomes 30 June 2018

All occurring in an infinite system of care, or meaninglessly random?

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Tom Allport 21 February 2017

an illuminating poem of what might be as we all swim in the sea of time?

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Seamus O Brian 18 September 2016

Tiny cogs lost in the vast machinery of the universe, but inextricably united to it. Wonderful.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 September 2016

A beautifully envisioned meaningful poem reflecting the force unifying the whole universe. Thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 18 September 2016

It shows that we are a part of a bigger arrangement. Anything happening in a distant space may have its impact of earth or so it is believed. Nicely portrayed. Thank you, Ted.

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Mizzy ........ 18 September 2016

This knits the universe together very well.......Enjoyed reading!

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Matthew Holloway 18 September 2016

wonderful poem visual and beautiful

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 September 2016

Into the little system! Thanks for sharing.

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Mammatli Molefi 09 February 2016

Very beautiful poem indeed. Makes me miss things I haven't felt...

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Surajit Banerjee 06 May 2014

'distant death' - simply superb

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Hannah Kelly 05 May 2014

This is beautiful - I love the theme of space evoked.

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Michelle Claus 05 May 2014

Love this poem. Interconnectedness of all things in the universe.

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Babatunde Aremu 05 May 2014

This is drawn from deep thought or experience. No matter the height we are, there are always some beneath or above. i like it

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Saiom Shriver 23 April 2013

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

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Evelyn Morgan 05 May 2012

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

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John Tiong Chunghoo 24 September 2006

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)

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Leon Adrian 20 September 2006

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

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Dustin Bennefield 15 July 2006

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

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Leigh A. Hill 15 July 2006

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

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Bobbie Goggins 21 October 2005

'dies like a snowflake falling on water.' I love this image.

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