Flying at Night

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.

– Ted Kooser, 1939

Photo Credits: Evening Flight by Susan J. Preston, Bosque del Apache, NM © 2019, all rights reserved
Technical: Fuji XT-3 | 400mm (XF 100-400mm  f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR) | 1/120 sec | f 5.6  | ISO 1250

 

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