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Ted Kooser’s “Selecting a Reader” is one of my top 10 favorite poems ever, and I just love the way he writes these little slices of life, of people, in so few words. I chose “Flying at Night” for Poetry Friday because of the way he alternates viewpoints to describe a single event.
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.
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