'Friendly in the dark chill'

  A Leonid meteor.

A Leonid meteor.

"The sky is streaked with them
burning hole in black space --
like fireworks, someone says
all friendly in the dark chill
of Newcomb Hollow in November,
friends known only by voices.''
 


-- From "Leonids Over Us,'' by Marge Piercy, who is referring to the Leonids meteor shower.  Newcomb Hollow is in Wellfleet, on Outer Cape Cod.