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Ted Kooser

(Ames, Iowa)

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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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  • Freshman - 1,250 Points 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

  • Freshman - 1,235 Points 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) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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! ! ! (Report) Reply

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