Why do you burn yourself up in my sky,
Momentarily attracting, dazzling, my eye?
Do you think I shall long ponder on your flight,
With bright stars blazing in the firmament all night?
For ages they’ve shaped my dreams, philosophy, science,
Taught me to develop tools, built up my self reliance.
And they will shine on, peacefully calm, you must remember,
When, like you, I may have become extinct, just charred ember.