let-down

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!

 

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