This picture is from my favorite Astronomy site. It was taken in Colorado in 2000. The meteor is one of the Perseids that fall every August, actually about this time of year. It was taken near dawn with a moonlit sky and the Aurora Borealis. So a shot with a lot of things working in it. Meteor, Colorado mountains, the break of dawn and an Aurora. Spectacular.
The poem excerpt is from Earth Medicine by Jamie Sams.