Globular cluster NGC 6397Radiant in a night sky,
like a million sand grains afire,
burns a glittering canopy.

To the naked wondering eye
each grain has a sameness,
broken only by how they work together
shaping beings, mythical and not.

And through our telescopes
we study them,
yet we know so little,
know only each is unique,
if but we could travel far enough to see.

Copyright © 2006, Guy Belleranti

Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Guy Belleranti writes fiction, poetry, puzzles and humor for both adults and children from his home in southern Arizona. A few of the places his work has appeared include Woman’s World, Capper’s, Futures Mysterious Anthology, LA Times Kids’ Reading Room and Scifaikuest. His homepage on the web is: