I have seen many marvels in the sky at night-
Stars, meteors, planets, nebulae, galaxies in flight.
In the east, last night, a disc shone bright-
Alternate matte silver and twinkling white:
“UFO, maybe!” And I thrilled at the sight.
It scintillated, like a small cloud edged with light-
I caught my breath in nervous delight–
Closer it came and its single points of light
Became– a flock of white cranes migrating through the night!