Sunday, June 30, 2013

By the Shore of Lake Thompson

Aurora Borealis

That's all it is
The pragmatist would say
Between gaseous particles
In the upper atmosphere
With charged particles
From the sun
So spare and logical
This description
Preferring to watch
This hypnotic nebulous light show
A more mercurial elucidation
Seems fitting
I gather my shawl
Closer about my shoulders
Against the cool lake breeze
Gazing northward
The goddess Aurora
Paints the night sky canvas
With icy swans
A heavenly dance
To a silent song
Of the spirits of loved ones
Long since gone

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