Saturday, December 25, 2010

Starry Christmas

Used under the Creative Commons license:
credit to badastronomer.

Flying at Night

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,
snaps on his yard light, drawing his sheds and barn
back into the little system of his care.
All night, the cities, like shimmering novas,
tug with bright streets at lonely lights like his.


Pisinat said...

Merry Christmas :)

Emy Shin said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Conda Douglas said...

Lovely post, Merry Christmas.

Golden Eagle said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Beautiful picture and poetry! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

Anita Saxena said...

Beautiful poetry. Merry Christmas!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Gorgeous picture and poem. 'Tis precisely how I feel about this incredible life on planet Earth.
Hope your holidays are wondrous.