Northern Skies

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Northern Lights

Submitted: October 31, 2007

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When the sun ignites aurora
the curtain of streamers of coloured lights
“the merry dancers
they are like to slay”.
The beauty of blaze of the Northern Sky
the magnetic storm of plasma
flows faster towards the earth
solar winds become excited,
colliding in the atmosphere
set the Northern skies aflame.
As the earth and interplanetary substances link up
Seems the playful merry dancers
end in a serious fight.
Patches of lichen in stone
have people say
“merry dancers bled each other last night.”
First fox fire, may I name you that?
You reappear as a diffuse glow in the atmosphere
quite offensive in perspective.
The flourescence
are  especially at high energy and high altitude
what bad omen of occurances 
I wonder
can we predict in this
extravagant season of colour
quiet arcs
and active aurora?
 
Rosa Arlotto
Oct 25, 2007


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