Thursday, August 27, 2015

Northern Lights

The sky is sea-nymph

drumming the night with star dust

The clouds are flare-hatchers

rolling, roaring, ricocheting

whiplash colors fleeting madly  

bleeding in dramatic reverberation

A curtain wildly unfolding & sweeping 

broad brushstrokes

lavish pigments of universe's womb

a glimpse of mystery totally

magnetic, thrilling every pore of our skin

Then you are gone quickly- 

ballerina's fluid air-leap, grand jete 





Aurora over South South Saskatchewan River, Canada, August 18, 2015
Video by vimeo is here


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Hosted by Bjorn Rudberg

30 comments:

  1. Whew. Wonderful imagery. Opening line - nice, comparing sea and sky or saying they are the same, but from there you inject such motion in and energy. Really enjoyed. Nice hit on ballet too. Ha.

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  2. Now that would be a sight to see, can come and go quick like much in life

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  3. Your words are so fitting as nature's paintbrush! Bravo.

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  4. Those magic moments. I especially love the end, how that magic moment comes and goes, you have found such a great way to use those modifiers to paint so it doesn't seem overladen with color splatter.

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  5. This is my favorite of all your poems. I'm going to tuck it away to save forever.

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  6. Truly, there is not much in this world that can thrill and awe me as much as the Northern Lights. Beautiful piece!

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  7. One day it will stretch as far south as us (52 degrees N), until then beautiful descriptions like yours will suffice, thanks, Kevin

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  8. I'm sure Bjorn gets lots of times to scope out the Northern Lights. In WA state, we see them rarely. Your take on the prompt is flawless. We had a few nights in
    Alaska, vacationing, where the green impish lights danced in their golden shoes.

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  9. Oh Grace, this is so lovely. I've only seen these lights twice but if I ever get to see them again, these lovely splendid lines will come to mind. You made beauty with this.

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  10. oh i love the images grace - and i would love to see those lights one day... must be so fascinating

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  11. A wonderful description to discover Grace. Smiles...>KB

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  12. A beautifully descriptive poem of a wonderful photo. Peace, Linda

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  13. How wonderful to see these lights.

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  14. And that's poetry
    to express the
    Queen's English
    Grammar
    Unexpressable
    Bravo.. i see
    IT ALLNOW..:)

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  15. Wonderful! and beautiful detailed and descriptive.

    :)

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  16. This is just gorgeous and the modifiers work so well for you. What a beautiful part of the world you share.

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  17. thrilling every pore of our skin
    Then you are gone quickly

    It can be fleetingly accomplished and with such grace

    Hank

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  18. our eyes capture this as an aesthetic view, wonder if other beings somewhere else in the universe interpret this view like we do?

    grace-fully expressed mi amiga

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  19. What a beautiful rain of northern lights!!

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  20. A beautiful poem with so much rhythm and imagery. Thank you for sharing

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  21. Beautiful and I love how you take it away at the end.

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  22. I'd love to have seen that aurora. Your modifiers are superb! Lovely use of the licence contained in this prompt!

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  23. Oh, heavens. I LOVE "sea-nymph drumming." So much.

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  24. Absolutely wondrous imagery - I visualized it all as I read, and it was breathtaking.

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  25. Absolutely Stellar work! "lavish pigments of universe's womb" this was my favorite line, just stunning.

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  26. Very fun -- the dance was clear. I wish I could some day see them.
    Nice

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  27. Ah, you helped me see the "dramatic reverberations" of "universe's womb"... what a fabulous light show!

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  28. Yes! Those are the northern lights, the auroras. I always think of them as dancing lights, so your last verse really resonates with me. Beautiful!

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  29. You have used some interesting adjectives, Grace, to bring the Northern Lights alive. I have never seen them. I hope I do someday!

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  30. The sky is a sea-nymph. I never thought of it that way. This is beautiful.

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