Ted Kooser

(Ames, Iowa)

Flying At Night - Poem by Ted Kooser

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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Comments about Flying At Night by Ted Kooser

  • Tom Allport (2/21/2017 5:09:00 PM)

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

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  • Seamus O' Brian (9/18/2016 6:39:00 PM)

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

  • (9/18/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    A beautifully envisioned meaningful poem reflecting the force unifying the whole universe. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/18/2016 7:49:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/18/2016 6:25:00 AM)

    This knits the universe together very well.......Enjoyed reading! (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2016 4:57:00 AM)

    wonderful poem visual and beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (9/18/2016 4:56:00 AM)

    A very good poem.

    You might like my An Ode To Mind.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/18/2016 1:24:00 AM)

    Into the little system! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mammatli Molefi (2/9/2016 2:29:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem indeed. Makes me miss things I haven't felt... (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    'distant death' - simply superb (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2014 12:56:00 PM)

    This is beautiful - I love the theme of space evoked. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (5/5/2014 11:24:00 AM)

    Love this poem. Interconnectedness of all things in the universe. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (5/5/2014 3:30:00 AM)

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

  • (4/23/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
    like a snowflake falling on water. Magnificent
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  • (5/5/2012 5:42:00 PM)

    A magnificent universe out there all tied together by light. I loved it. (Report) Reply

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

    A beautiful write. I shivered as I read it.
    Keep up the great work.
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  • (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
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  • (10/21/2005 5:54:00 PM)

    'dies like a snowflake falling on water.'

    I love this image.
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